Letters to the Editor

Thank you for help in time of grief

Courtney McGhee savagely lost her life to domestic violence. Courtney’s death is debilitating to our family but we will rise and not become victims in the aftermath of Charles McGhee’s crimes.

Courtney led her life in a Christ-like manner; caring, loving, selfless, giving and as a devoted mother and provider. Courtney loved life and had a beautiful soul. The community suffers a great loss as well. The family stresses the need for awareness of the signs of domestic violence, as the victims are often silent. It is important to educate ourselves on the warning signs and act upon them without fear of repercussions if your suspicions are wrong.

We want Courtney to be remembered for the person she was and never be forgotten. Her smile, beautiful blue eyes and the sound of her laughter. That’s how we will remember Courtney. We will honor Courtney by emulating her compassionate soul and selflessness.

The family wishes to extend their deepest heartfelt gratitude to the people of Centre County who have embraced them during this difficult time. Including the first responders both fire and medical on the night of June 5, 2017, Officer Bill Witmer for his diligence and expertise as lead detective and the entire Bellefonte Police Department, Officers Ken Shaffer and Nicole Foley of the State College Police Department, former DA Stacy Parks Miller and team and current district attorney and team who have been instrumental in bringing this case to fruition.

Centre County DA Bernie Cantorna on behalf of the Family of Courtney McGhee