Arizona Man Whose Son Was Killed by Illegal Alien Wishes Media Had Same Integrity as Trump

By Melanie Arter | June 22, 2018 | 5:15pm EDT
Steve Ronnebeck, whose 21-year-old son Grant was killed by an illegal immigrant in 2015. (Screenshot)

( - Steve Ronnebeck, whose 21-year-old son Grant was killed for a pack of cigarettes by an illegal immigrant in 2015, said Friday that his story has been largely ignored by the media, and he wished that some in the media had the same integrity as President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, acting ICE Director Tom Homan and members of law enforcement.

Ronnebeck was one of 14 people invited to the White House to share their tragic stories of loved ones killed by illegal aliens. He explained what how his son was killed by an illegal immigrant who bought cigarettes from his son at the store where his son worked.


“January 22nd 2015, Grant was at work on his overnight shift. An illegal alien came in, wanted to buy cigarettes, dumped a jar of change out on the counter. Grant went to count the change and wasn’t counting fast enough, so basically, this man pulled a gun. Grant did everything he was supposed to do and gave him the cigarettes. The man went ahead and executed him and shot him point blank in the face,” Ronnebeck said.

“You know you don’t hear these stories, and some of our media won’t talk to you about it, but this is permanent separation. For his birthday, I go to his grave. For Christmas, we set up a Christmas tree on Grant’s grave. I received something earlier today from Director Homan. It’s a challenge coin, and I want to thank you for that. To me, this is a sign of integrity,” he said.

“I wish some of our media had the same integrity as our president, our vice president, Director Homan, all of you in law enforcement. I wish some of our media had the same integrity, and I want to thank all of you, especially our law enforcement for what you do,” Ronnebeck said.


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