Plant manager texted wife 'I love you' before he died from shooting

  • Josh Pinkard of Oswego

    Josh Pinkard of Oswego Courtesy of Chicago Sun-Times

Updated 2/17/2019 8:44 PM

After he was shot, Josh Pinkard, the plant manager of the water valve manufacturing facility in Aurora where a mass shooting took place Friday afternoon, texted his wife.

"I love you," the message said.


Pinkard's wife, Terra, in a note posted to Facebook Sunday morning, described the horrible moments when she received the text and the frantic scramble that followed:

"I received a text at 1:24 from my precious husband that said I love you, I've been shot at work. It took me several times reading it for it to hit me that it was for real."

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