Blogs by Rep Bob Lynn

Blog site of Representative Bob Lynn, Alaska House of Representatives,District 31 Anchorage, Alaska. Blogs consist of public comments during legislative sessions, speeches, political commentary, as well as personal observations, and some journal type entries. Comments are invited.

Location: Anchorage, Alaska, United States

Member of the Alaska State House of Represeentatives since 2003. US Air Force, Retired; military bandsman; F94C interceptor pilot; Vietnam service as radar controller (Monkey Mountain), radar site commander(Pleiku); Government Contract Management; Public school Teacher, Retired. Married 55 years to Marlene Wagner Lynn, 6 children, 20 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild. Member St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Church. Former Tucson Arizona policeman, Ambulance Driver and Mortician's Assistant, Realtor (currently on referral status).

Tuesday, October 05, 2010


Falcon Lake straddles the border between the United States and Mexico, near McAllen, Texas and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. The lake is sixty miles in length, and has been a fishing and boating mecca since it was created in 1953 by damming up a portion of the Rio Grande River.

American citizens David and Tiffany Hartley were on a ski boat vacation there. The couple crossed over the mid-lake border to see the half-submerged Old Guerrero Church on the Mexican side of the lake. They were sightseeing, but shouldn’t have done it. It was stupid. But who hasn’t done foolhardy things?

Mexican pirates – probably part of the vicious Los Zetas drug gang – raced up to their jet ski and shot American David Hartley in the head. They almost shot Tiffany, but she escaped, under a fusillade of gunfire.

Widow Tiffany Hartley wanted her husband’s body retrieved for a proper burial. A reasonable and proper request. But the Mexican government has refused to search for David Hartley’s body, and refused to allow authorities in Texas on the U.S. government to do so.

So what did we do? Nothing. Nada.

What would previous Americans – like Jackson, Teddy Roosevelt, Truman, or Reagan have done? Or Texas Governor Sam Houston? Don’t know. I can only guess.

But I can tell you this. If I were President of the United States of America, I would have sent the US Coast Guard - aided by the Texas Rangers - in force onto Falcon Lake and looked for American David Hartley’s body. And the Mexican government be damned (what would they have done about it, anyway?).


Blogger stephanie anderson said...

With all these problems on the lake is understandable as we have no border security at this border. Why not is what me and many others want to know. To imagine these idiots accused Tiffany of murder. What a joke the united states has turned into. I am looking for a island to move to that is semi private with no around the world intruders. Why our government allows all this is not understandable. What do all the taxes go for. The government kills us, lies to us, different laws and rules for gov. and political
folks. Very depressing and untrustworthy. The worst has been the Democrats We all are looking forward to Bill Clinton back in White House. How has Monica Lewinsky done anyway. I have learned her life was destroyed. and she can not get a job or be in public. Just more crap from the liars. This does have something to do with the Hartley's. Why is there still no border protection at this lake?

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