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Husband of Katherine Harris commits suicide, police say
Sarasota Herald Tribune ^ | 11/19/13 | Lee Williams

Posted on 11/19/2013 9:14:45 AM PST by shortstop

SARASOTA - Sarasota Police are investigating the apparent suicide of Anders Ebbeson, husband of former Congresswoman and Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris.

Police were called to the scene of the couple's house in the 1400 block of Sarasota's Bay Point Drive around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Police and Pastor William Hild of downtown Sarasota's First Baptist Church confirmed that Ebbeson, a 68-year-old Swedish businessman, had taken his own life and asked the community to respect the family's privacy.

"On behalf of the family, Katherine's husband took his own life," Hild said outside the home on Bay Point Drive Tuesday morning. "They are asking for privacy, prayer, thoughts and love from the community."

"Anders has been suffering health conditions that he'd been attempting to deal with, which had been increasingly part of his life," Hild said.

Police Chief Bernadette DiPino said that Harris wanted the community to know that her husband was "no longer suffering."

The police chief asked that "the community respect the family at this difficult time."

(Excerpt) Read more at heraldtribune.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: andersebbeson; ebbeson; fl; florida; floridarecount; jebbush; katherineharris; suicide
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1 posted on 11/19/2013 9:14:45 AM PST by shortstop
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To: shortstop

0DeathCare.


2 posted on 11/19/2013 9:16:29 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: neverdem; narses; SunkenCiv; Nachum; MHGinTN; floriduh voter; shortstop

Another victim of the democrat/socialist/communist/Muslim/homosexual/pro-abortion (er, mainstream media) War on Women.

She was massacred enthusiastically for following the FL law in November and December, 2000.

My prayers to Katherine, her family, her family.


3 posted on 11/19/2013 9:18:32 AM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: shortstop

Prayers sent.


4 posted on 11/19/2013 9:21:17 AM PST by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Prayers up for Katherine and her family.


5 posted on 11/19/2013 9:25:47 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: shortstop

May God forgive him, and comfort his family. Part of me understands the urge to escape pain and suffering. Hope I never face that challenge.


6 posted on 11/19/2013 9:26:02 AM PST by catbertz
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Terribly sad news...

Prayers for Katherine and her family...

7 posted on 11/19/2013 9:27:18 AM PST by nutmeg (ObamaCare: Yet another disaster brought to you by the democRATic party)
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To: shortstop

Sorry to hear this news.


8 posted on 11/19/2013 9:27:59 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: shortstop

Wow. Turning into quite a day for former pols.

Prayers for Katherine Harris.


9 posted on 11/19/2013 9:29:39 AM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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“Part of me understands the urge to escape pain and suffering. Hope I never face that challenge.”

It’s more than depression. It’s demoralization.


10 posted on 11/19/2013 9:31:24 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: shortstop; JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; ...
Another article on Katherine Harris' husband, this time by the Sarasota Herald-Tribunes own 'Gun Writer', Lee Williams.

Florida Freeper


11 posted on 11/19/2013 9:40:58 AM PST by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: nutmeg

I met him in 2006. He was a kind and gentle man. Very devoted to Katherine. RIP.


12 posted on 11/19/2013 9:47:20 AM PST by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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I met him in 2006. He was a kind and gentle man. Very devoted to Katherine. RIP.

I thought maybe you had met him before, as I know you've met Katherine. I feel SO bad for her. I can't help but wonder what health problems her husband had that drove him to this.

Keeping Katherine and her family in our prayers...

13 posted on 11/19/2013 9:50:32 AM PST by nutmeg (ObamaCare: Yet another disaster brought to you by the democRATic party)
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To: shortstop

sorry to hear this. Difficult to lose your spouse but to suicide.. man!


14 posted on 11/19/2013 9:51:59 AM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

And later, the Republican Party joined in. They are the reason that Bill Nelson is Senator now.


15 posted on 11/19/2013 9:54:21 AM PST by sport
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Join in prayers for this sad Lady. Agreeing with your assessment of the savagery democrips employ.


16 posted on 11/19/2013 10:00:13 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: nutmeg

I only met Katherine briefly while volunteering for her Senate campaign. That was the only time we ever saw or spoke to each other, but this is terrible news.


17 posted on 11/19/2013 10:08:15 AM PST by darkangel82
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To: shortstop

wonder if he just got his insurance renewal premium, or cancellation letter.


18 posted on 11/19/2013 10:15:28 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: shortstop

Mr. Ebbeson was a very successful businessman:

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20131119/ARTICLE/131119595?p=all&tc=pgall


19 posted on 11/19/2013 10:26:54 AM PST by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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Prayers for Katherine and her family. I know how she feels. Really, I do.


20 posted on 11/19/2013 10:29:20 AM PST by left that other site (.)
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