Governor Beebe reacts to bombing news
|Updated: 2/06/2009 9:54 am
||Published: 2/04/2009 10:11 am
Doctor pierce has spent more than a decade on the Arkansas State Medical Board licensing and disciplining doctors. The bomb went off as Dr. Pierce prepared to visit Little Rock for a board meeting.
When his colleagues in Little Rock heard that an explosive device in his car caused this explosion they couldn't believe it.
“This is terrible tragedy. For anyone to endure this type of injury and violence and for man who has given his life treating patients, there is just no justification for it,” said Arkansas Medical Board attorney Bill Trice.
The board meeting went on as scheduled but Little Rock Police stayed close by. Right now no one knows if this happened because of his position on the board or if his colleagues are in danger.
“Nothing comes to mind that would bring this course of action or this kind of tragedy and violence,” Trice said.
“We’re hoping for law enforcement authorities to be able to quickly get to the bottom of what happened. One of the things we’ve tried to do is make sure that all the other members of state medical board are cautious and alert. We don’t know if that had anything to do with it,” Governor Mike Beebe said.
Both the Governor and Trice say their thoughts and prayers are with the Pierce Family.