February 7, 2015

Sarah Drewer - a victim of domestic violence in Scottsdale, Arizona

Sarah Drewer
Sarah Drewer, age 33, died on February 3, 2015, at her home in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Juan Romero, a construction worker in the area, heard a child's screams coming from the house and went inside. He witnessed a struggle between a man and a woman, and managed to wrestle a gun away from the man. He took a young child and the woman outside of the house, but shortly thereafter the man came outside with another gun. The man, Douglas Drewer, age 46, shot Sarah and then himself. Tragically, both died at the scene.

Their 5 year old son witnessed these tragedies on the sidewalk outside of their home. A second child was not at home.

Earlier that week the Police had served Douglas Drewer with a protective order and removed him, as well as several weapons, from the family's home.

This couple had been experiencing marital troubles since 2009 or earlier. Sarah had filed for several restraining orders against Douglas.

There is no question that Douglas Drewer was violent. He ultimately proved it by his
Saint Bernadette of Lourdes, who
said "I am ground like a grain
of wheat.", pray for Sarah and
for all who are ground down by
domestic abuse.  Pray for her
final actions.

Douglas Drewer worked at West Valley Hospital in Goodyear which is a suburb of Phoenix. Sarah was a nurse. In recent years she had lost 100 pounds of weight which is a huge accomplishment.

Friends stated that Sarah was trying under difficult circumstances to get away from Douglas and the violence. She was afraid for herself and for her children. She will be forever remembered.

If you are experiencing a relationship breakdown and feel that you are getting out of control because of it:

  • Speak to a friend or a family member who you know is calm and who will not exacerbate the situation. 
  • Speak to a priest, a pastor or someone you trust. 
  • Go to the local hospital's emergency room and say that you are losing it and that you need help. You may need psychological counselling. You may need strong prescription drugs to calm you down. 
  • Turn yourself in to the local Police, saying that you feel violently out of control and that you don't trust your own actions. 
  • Do anything you can to prevent yourself from murdering the person you once loved.
Sarah's loved ones are devastated over her senseless and tragic death. She is described as a woman who had a passion for life who was trying to retake control of her life. She kept many of her troubles to herself. She was kind, funny and good-natured.

Sarah is survived by many loving friends and family members. She will be forever mourned.

God save us from those who say they love us and then kill us. Amen.

Pray for the well-being of Sarah's children who have lost their mother and their father.

Pray that Sarah is in heaven. Pray that she is at peace and is with God. Amen.

God bless Juan Romero who came to the aid of a stranger. He is a Good Samaritan.

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