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Sister of Cop-Killer Claims Her Brother Was A Pacifist! Who says "de nile" is a river in Egypt!
Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 09/06/03 | Greg Botonis

Posted on 09/20/2003 1:36:51 AM PDT by lancastercp

Deputy's killer filed complaints against him in '94 By Greg Botonis Staff Writer

PALMDALE -- Nine years before shooting Deputy Steve Sorensen to death outside his desert trailer, Donald Charles Kueck tried to get the deputy criminally prosecuted for assault, his family said.

Kueck, who died in a fiery gunbattle six days after Sorensen's Aug. 2 slaying, filed complaints in 1994 with the Sheriff's Department and other agencies alleging that Sorensen, while off duty, had pointed a gun at him during a traffic dispute on a two-lane desert road.

"He (Donald) didn't hate cops but he didn't trust them, and it was because of Deputy Sorensen," said Kueck's sister Lynne Kueck, a U.S. Navy officer and nurse, who after her brother's death found his handwritten account of the June 1994 incident and other documents in his trailer. "I think Deputy Sorensen reaped what he sowed."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: assaultrifle; copkiller; deputysheriff; deputysorensen; kueck; lakelosangeles; lancaster; lasd; leo; llano; losangelescounty; murder
Killer Was Really A Pacifist!

It's incredible that anyone could claim that the self-confessed killer of Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff Stephen Sorensen was a "pacifist" and "he never killed anything," yet those are the words of Lynne Kueck, a U.S. Navy officer and nurse, and one of the two sisters of the late Donald Kueck - the 52 year-old killer of Deputy Sorensen.

In an exclusive interview with the Los Angeles Daily News, the killer's family stuck out at the victim, Deputy Sorensen, claiming that he "reaped what he sowed." Blaming slain Deputy Sorensen for just about everything that went wrong in their brother's life, the sisters of Kueck displayed the sort of denial that defies belief.


Local Hero
LA County Deputy Sheriff Stephen D. Sorensen Was the "Resident Deputy" for Lake Los Angeles
The modern day equivalent of a Town Sheriff, Steve was the only law and order in this
150 square mile remote desert community (Population approx 12,000) 
Steve was loved and admired by the community where he lived and served, 24/7, 365 days a year.
One of the more notable stories of Steve's devotion to his community was not some
high-profile arrest (although there were many) but rather the time that a local storeowner
noticed Steve constantly coming in for groceries. Knowing there were only 3 mouths to feed in Steve's family,
he asked Steve if he had a tapeworm. Steve bashfully told him there were some folks having a rough time
and he was just helping out until they got on their feet.

The storeowner was soon a partner in this charity and from then on,
whenever Steve found a family in need of a few groceries,
he and the storeowner would split the cost.

That was the sort of man Steve Sorensen was. A true, unsung hero.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the tragic loss of one of our finest, on Saturday, August 2, 2003, Deputy Sorensen was brutally cut-down in a hail of assault weapon fire by so-called "pacifist" Kueck as Deputy Sorensen approached Kueck's trailer in Llano, an area near Lake Los Angeles, a remote and sparsely populated part of the Antelope Valley, in the north-eastern corner of Los Angeles County.

After he killed Deputy Sorensen, this "pacifist" then shot Deputy Sorensen again at point blank range, tied the dead Deputy's body to the back of his car, and then dragged the body some 2 and a half miles from his trailer.

Local Louse
What a waste of space. Take a close look at this piece of human garbage.
Would you buy a used piece sign from this pacifist?
It's more likely that he'd try to sell you methamphetamine, that is if he had any to spare! 
The face of a killer.

Donald Kueck - the 52 year-old angry white male, who shot and killed Deputy Sorensen.

A "pacifist" according to his sister Lynne Kueck, he "didn't want to go back to jail." So he acted with the malice, evil inhumanity, and selfish disregard for human life that typifies a cold blooded killer.

I personally hope he continues to burn, in hell! 

Six days later, Kueck himself was killed when he was either shot, or burnt, to death in a fiery shoot-out with the SWAT team, after refusing to surrender. See for the full story.

In the Daily News article, the Kueck family's response to questioning about their brother's actions was apparently to deny, deny, deny. It's not uncommon these days for people to live in this sort of denial, yet their seemingly brazen disregard for the callous, cold-blooded actions of their brother, pushes the envelope of denial to previously uncharted depths.

Their degree of denial is boundless. They excuse his conduct by continually minimizing his headlong plunge into a life a of worthless anti-establishment loner. Objectively, he was without a doubt an anti-authoritarian who lived in a world where "taking responsibility" had no meaning.

One example of Kueck's crazy logic arises from the death of his son, Chuck, who died in 2001 of a drug overdose. The sisters said that Kueck's mental state deteriorated after this event, yet the sisters admit that Kueck, who was already taking "large doses of prescription drugs for back problems," then began using methamphetamine himself!

The full text of the killer's family's comments can be found either at the Los Angeles Daily News or by using this link to, where the article is repeated.

Lynne Kueck's callous remark that Deputy Sorensen "reaped what he sowed," is perhaps based on the 1994 incident when Kueck was arrested for a "road rage" incident when Kueck would not let Deputy Sorensen (who was driving to work) pass him on the road.

According to the Daily News article, the Kueck sisters only became aware of this 9 year old incident between Kueck and Deputy Sorensen when they (the sisters) saw Donald Kueck's journal in his trailer, some time after his fiery death. THERE IS NO EVIDENCE that Kueck even recognized Deputy Sorensen when he shot him to death!

By all accounts there were countless cell phone conversations between Kueck and his sisters and daughter. In those conversations, Kueck freely admitted that he had killed Deputy Sorensen, but not once did he say "That's the Deputy who had me arrested in 1994."

There simply is no connection, other than unhappy coincidence, between the 1994 incident, and the 2003 murder. Indeed, given the depths of Kueck's self medication with methamphetamine and "powerful prescription drugs," Kueck probably would not have recognized his own family if one of them had strayed onto his property.

To add insult to injury, the Kueck's sisters said they know their brother confessed to the killing but "do not believe he was responsible for the chain of events that led to it." I'm sorry folks, but can anyone, by any stretch of the imagination, tell me WHO ELSE WAS RESPONSIBLE? Clearly not Donald Kueck who pulled the trigger! At least that's the opinion of Lynne Kueck.

The sisters apparently continued to minimize their brother's conduct by saying "We don't know why Deputy Sorensen had gone on his property to begin with," Lynne Kueck said. "We've gotten different stories from the Sheriff's Department."

Well, let's see. Why don't we know why Deputy Sorensen went onto his (Kueck's) property to begin with? Could it be because your sh*t for brains brother killed Steve before he could tell anyone the reason? What reason did Kueck give? "He didn't want to go back to jail." For what? The meth lab that he had in his trailer?

And as for the "different stories" that the sisters claim to have received from the Sheriff's Department, what on earth do you expect? That the Sheriff's Department has some kind of mind reader that can look into the past? The answer is simply that there can only be different theories as to why Deputy Sorensen went onto Donald Kueck's property - whatever the reason was died with Steve in a hail of assault rifle fire. 

The inescapable truth is that whatever the reason was, it did not justify Donald Kueck's lethal response.

The inescapable truth is that Donald Kueck became a heartless, worthless, drug-crazed killer, because throughout his life, he denied responsibility for his actions.

The inescapable truth is that Donald Kueck had a history of resisting any display of authority, and rather than face the truth that he had certain "reality" issues, he was allowed to continue in his sea of denial by those who enabled him to exist in that a sea of denial.

Lynne Kueck claims that "There was a history of harassment." There was none. The truth is that "harassment" has a different meaning when it concerned Donald Kueck. Any authority figure who encountered Kueck, for whatever reason, was "harassment," and on August 2, 2003, when Deputy Sorensen stepped on that hallowed piece of dirt surrounding Kueck's trailer, Kueck finally snapped - the 52 year old waste of space finally realized that not only had he wasted his life, but that he had to take another. Kueck had to kill Deputy Sorensen lest he face himself, and all that he had become.

Kueck's Florida-based sister, Gilmore, said: "We want to know what happened and why Deputy Sorensen was there. That's all." 

I'd like to know why Kueck, who clearly had issues with reality, was allowed to continue in his drug-crazed world of conspiracies against him by those who knew him and must have known of his problems?
Why was he dispatched to live alone in a trailer, in the middle of nowhere, where he apparently made and used methamphetamine? 
Why didn't anyone who knew him say word to anyone about his behavior?
Why didn't the people who knew of Kueck's vile, distorted, and sick, way of life do nothing but continue to enable his existence in a sea of denial?

I'd like to know why the people who knew Donald Kueck, and knew what he did, did not have the decency to at least say they were sorry to Deputy Sorensen's family? They had the chance. The Los Angeles Daily News reported their denial, I'm sure they would have reported any trace of remorse. There was none. Only denial.

There comes a time when you have to face the truth. Do you think Donald Kueck could have used a reality check more than a rent check?

1 posted on 09/20/2003 1:36:52 AM PDT by lancastercp
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To: lancastercp
So the officer was killed wtih a full-auto firearm?
2 posted on 09/20/2003 2:05:46 AM PDT by coloradan
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To: coloradan
Daewoo .223 Assault Rifle - standard 'pacifist' issue! Killer died clutching it to his chest.
3 posted on 09/20/2003 8:06:05 AM PDT by lancastercp
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To: lancastercp
They make semi-autos, was it full auto? I notice you put "assaultrifle" in the keywords. I wonder if the type of gun used in the murder makes any difference to you, and if so, what difference.
4 posted on 09/20/2003 8:11:06 AM PDT by coloradan
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To: lancastercp
How do you know when Democrats lie?

Answer: When their lips are moving.
5 posted on 09/20/2003 8:59:55 AM PDT by I_Love_My_Husband
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To: coloradan
Rifle was used in fully auto mode - my guess is that killer converted it. Type of weapon used is relevant because Dep. Sorensen was a dead man as soon as he came under fire - there's no way standard body armor will stop a .223. I guess it showed killer's intent here was to kill - not to protect, defend, or any other b.s. excuse that his family might make up for him.
6 posted on 09/20/2003 6:46:24 PM PDT by lancastercp
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To: lancastercp
Type of weapon used is relevant because Dep. Sorensen was a dead man as soon as he came under fire - there's no way standard body armor will stop a .223.

As opposed to, say, a hunting rifle? The guy was an ex-con, so was prohibited to have any guns at all in the first place. What do you propose, taking away anything as powerful or more powerful than .223s from all citizens?

7 posted on 09/22/2003 1:21:27 PM PDT by coloradan
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To: coloradan
All the family needs is a good lawyer and a sympathetic jury and they could get a big settlement from the police dept !

Secular Humanism

With that case, a whole new trend was established and secular humanism became the religion of America. In 1992 the Supreme Court stated the unthinkable. "At the heart of liberty is the right to define one’s own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life. In 1997, 40 prominent Catholic and Protestant scholars wrote a position paper entitled, "We Hold These Truths," in which they stated, "This is the very ... antithesis --- of the ordered liberty affirmed by the Founders. Liberty in this debased sense is utterly disengaged from the concept of responsibility and community and is pitted against the ‘laws of nature and the laws of nature’s God. Such liberty degenerates into license and throws into question the very possibility of the rule of law itself.

8 posted on 09/22/2003 1:33:27 PM PDT by f.Christian (evolution vs intelligent design ... science3000 ... --- * architecture * !)
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To: f.Christian
Law suit- Why not? Even though the idea that anyone should collect a dime for the death of this killer, the chances are that a defense attorney will advise that it is cheaper to settle the case, than go to trial. There really is a strong argument that the 'English' system of "you lose, you pay" should be introduced. But then again, the liberals, and the plaintiff's attorneys will be up in arms at the 'chilling effect' that this would cause.
9 posted on 09/22/2003 10:34:26 PM PDT by lancastercp
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