Escambia County

More on GBHS gun arrest

April 20, 2009

This report is from GB Police:

At 9:05 am this morning Gulf Breeze Police School Resource Officer Kerstan Tatro confronted a 61 year old white female in the Gulf Breeze High School parking lot as school convened for the day. The women was known to the officers as Judy Hall 1139 Finch Drive, Gulf Breeze, FL 32563 DOB 07-13-47. She had come to the school to talk with Officer Tatro about an incident that occurred at the school on Friday involving her son.

He told her to meet him in his office with her son to discuss the matter. Officer Tatro went to his office and could observe Ms. Hall outside in the parking area. Her son approached her and the two conversed in the parking lot. The son appeared to be nervous and watched the school resource officer’s office window continually. There was obvious discussion occurring between Ms. Hall and her son and the son’s actions led Officer Tatro to conclude that there was a problem. Officer Tatro also observed that Ms. Hall had taken a trench coat from her truck and had put it on. As soon as he observed this, he immediately went to her location and confronted her.

Officer Tatro engaged Ms. Hall in a brief conversation. Ms. Hall then talked about the trench coat she was wearing and said that “…anyone could walk into the school with a trench coat on and a gun in their pocket and start killing people.” She also told the officer that she has a .38 gun in her pocket now. Officer Tatro then asked her if she was serious that she had a gun on her and she replied, “Yes, I do.” He then took her into custody and found a handgun in the pocket of the trench coat. Ms. Hall resisted arrest. A further search uncovered a large knife on her person.

Officers arrived to assist and found another loaded handgun in Ms. Hall’s truck which was parked in front of the high school entrance. Officer Tatro had interrupted her before she had been able to put that weapon in her pocket. When asked what she was trying to do, she replied that she was going to make a point.

She was transported to the GB Police Dept. where she was booked for carrying a concealed firearm, bringing a gun onto school campus and resisting arrest without violence.

Subsequently GB Police Dept. recovered 5 more guns at her home on Finch Drive. They located 2 handguns, 2 rifles and a shotgun. Various calibers of ammunition was also recovered.

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  • Jay Jeff April 24, 2009 at 9:08 am

    Anonygramps said:

    “I can see you have NO RESPECT for NO ONE, the way you talk. I hope you don’t end up in prison with the Gitmo terrorist.”

    Hmmmm. Support Obama, get sent to Gitmo, is that how it works when the revolution comes, hmmmm?

  • Joe April 24, 2009 at 6:58 am

    “Nurse! Who let Mr. Dorkenmeier get on the knitting room computer? You KNOW he hasn’t had his medication, and the outside world frightens him so…”

  • Anonymous April 24, 2009 at 6:58 am

    jj,Oh now you are a Psychiatrist. There you go in a night mare again. You don’t know what happy is. Live a little longer and you will see what I am talking about. You, dear boy are really unhappy. I can see you have NO RESPECT for NO ONE, the way you talk. I hope you don’t end up in prison with the Gitmo terrorist. You might appreciate the difference between good and evil. I am so sorry, you can’t accept, there are good people in this world, that don’t see eye to eye with how you think. So you get offensive and cruel. Again, have a good life and I will pray for you.

    I do appreciate Old Timer comments. I’m right with ya. Don’t forget the TEA PARTYs coming in July.

    Thank you GBHS Officer who saved my 2 grandchildren from harm.

    Now I have to move on, I’m having more grandchildren coming out this weekend, (to the country), where they are very happy also, coming to Granna and Papaws. Oh, when the deer walk up in the yard, that is breath taking. And around here no one kills the deer, only the neighbors who need food, in season.

  • Jay Jeff April 24, 2009 at 5:55 am

    You sound clincally depressed. “The world is evil, everyone is out to get me, I’m, good, you are bad.” If you aren’t depressed than you are one obnoxious old coot. How did you decide I have no morals? Because I’m happy and you are miserable?

  • right wing conservative April 23, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    jj oh please, and what are your beliefs. I’m psycho, because I have morals and you don’t. It’s not fear my friend, it’s disgust for what liberal dems are doing to this great country. Liberal dems have no morals or integrity anymore. Conservative dems few and far between. Whats the matter, you think you have the only right to think the way you do and the other side doesn’t? Thats what the left are trying to do, shut the other side up, it’s called: Socialism, dictator, 3rd world country.
    What do you stand for? Are you afraid someone will question you and call you psycho? Guess what, I still have freedom of speech, huh? You take care now. I’ll pray for you. Oh, my life is wonderful with God in it, try Him sometimes. There is no fear with God in your life, in a messed up world.

  • Old Timer April 23, 2009 at 6:12 pm


    Save your typing it will do no good. People like Jay Jeff are what now what make this Country a has been. You are 100% correct on all points. I’ll bet Jay Jeff never served his/her/it’s Country. Never held put his hand on a wound to save a life. A life that put his/hers on the line to protect the freedom Jay Jeff lives under.

    Your watching a bad movie and I’ll never live to see it’s conclusion.

    Good Luck RWC, I am sure the Lefts will come out in droves on this one to slap me down!!!!

  • Jay Jeff April 23, 2009 at 5:19 pm


    Too bad you have bought into the fear and loathing scenario pumped out constantly by the far right. You sound like a candidate for psycho therapy. If you want to live in a hideous world, well more power to you, friend.

  • Anonymous April 23, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    Oh, yeah well…what numbers 1, 2 and 10 said. Yeah, that’s right.

  • right wing conservative April 23, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Wow, I think I really understood what you were saying.Wow, and what point were really making? The God I know doesn’t approve of terrorist killing Americans with jet planes and giving them 21 virgins in heaven. Who’s yours? Sounds like you don’t know Him.
    Oh and when and where I grew up, water was colder, cleaner, air was cleaner, because……. There were less people in the world, less cars, less smog, and there is nothing like country air, but had to watch the cow pattys, if you walked in the pastures? Have you ever drank milk right from the utters? Have you ever sat out by a camp fire and looked up and seen the blue skys and all the stars? Sat and listened to the birds sing. Listened to the trees, blowing in the wind? Heard the hawks, crows, sing?
    You don’t know me, and you know nothing about me. You brought up the right wings, so you are a left liberal, right?.
    Oh and don’t throw trash on the grounds. Thats one of my OCD things that gets under my skin, when people throw trash on our beautiful country, streams and land. Remember the Indian with the tear running down his face? It’s sad you have to make fun of History, that brought us up to today. Very sad. You really have no life do ya?
    I guess you believe in killing babys. You know abortions?

    Well guess what, any one with common sense, does know education is soo much better now, and will pass you one day and you won’t know as much as your children or grandchildren. Electronics way out there, and will continue to improve far past you. I really think I got your mentality on your first message. Oh yes, electronics, education, why sure the world is better. I think the start of the comments were on guns, like what the lady was going to do with the guns at the school and crime, dear, and mean people in this world and crime and killings, murders, less morals, thats how the world is worse. Sorry, I had to interpet the difference in the two for you. I am a law abiding, tax paying out the ears,conservative, Christian with morals. You know right vs. wrong? All this over “your” bringing up right wing comments from the beginning. I don’t believe in any one who, for one, approves of abortions, cumps up to terrorist, putting our homeland security in danger and has made a budget that will effect my grandchildren. I don’t care if it’s dems or rep., black, white, purple or green. God Help you and God Help all America. We need it desperately. You have a nice life now. God is in Charge, regardless what happens, be ready.

  • Jay Jeff April 23, 2009 at 8:42 am


    You’ve been here since 1952? You mean Planet Earth? If that is the case it saddens me to think that at the age of 57 you are firmly among the ranks of the bitter old man club.

    Bad stuff has always happened and always will happen. In 1971 when Archie Bunker ruled the airwaves, school desegregation was still being battled in the streets with violence.

    Today the racial issues in our country have all but vanished. Smoking has all but been stamped out in the younger generations, cancer rates has taken a nosedive, we eat helathier, we live longer, illegal drug useage and crime has plummeted.

    In 1971 if you needed to research a subject you had to make a trip to a library, a good library. Today you can find information on any subject within seconds at home, in your car or even while using your smart phone while sitting on the can in a public restroom.

    The air is cleaner, the water is cleaner, and people are better educated than in Archie Bunker’s time.

    Nobody is trying to silence anyone, what is happening is many of us are working hard to balance opinions on the public airwaves. Fairness does not equal censorship.

    It’s funny you bring up God so much and how you feel your God is the right God. Taliban anyone?

    RWC, chill out man. The world is a beautiful place and getting better all the time. All you have to do is open your front door and open your mind a crack to see it.

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