Safety on the Over-Night Shift

By: Natalie Shepherd
By: Natalie Shepherd

The family of a murdered gas station attendant is asking lawmakers to enact stricter security measures for employees on the overnight shift.

Jessica Fear was murdered in September while she worked alone overnight at the Sunoco Gas Station in Fowlerville. Her father, Stephen Fear, has collected thousands of signatures. He plans to take his petition to Lansing. He's asking lawmakers to make it mandatory that two employees work the overnight shift, and there are working security cameras 24 hours a day.

Lawmakers in Lansing say Fear has an interesting proposal that deserves a second look. Some question whether it should be enacted into law, or strongly suggested to business owners. Rep. Larry Julian says security measures make good business sense for 24-hour stores.

Fowlerville Police, meanwhile, have made no arrests in the case. They say there are no suspects at this time, but are looking into leads as they come.

Security cameras at the Sunoco gas station were inoperable at the time of Jessica Fear's murder.


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