Hunting Accident Victim: 'We All Loved Him'

Posted at: 11/20/2012 4:36 PM
Updated at: 11/21/2012 10:03 AM
By: Renee Passal

When Sandy Rivord heard the news about Garrett Carr's death, she knew instantly she had to help his family.

"He came in here all of the time. He was like family," she said. Rivord owns the Hacienda in South Superior.

She put a container out to collect donations for Carr's family. "It's devastating for his small children. But also for his parents and his brother. They were a very close family," she recalls.

Carr, who was 27, died in a hunting accident on Monday night, south of Oliver.

Authorities said that his hunting partner, Michael Thomson of Superior, accidentally shot Carr. Carr was wearing blaze orange, according to the authorities.

The Wisconsin DNR said that Thomson heard some deer behind him, took a shot, and accidentally hit his friend instead.

In a statement, the sheriff's office said, "This unfortunate incident places the need to remind hunters to be sure of what their target is, and what they are shooting at."

According to a post on Facebook, Thomson is a hunting partner and good friend of Carr.

Carr has two young children, and graduated from Superior in 2004. Rivord said he just bought a home in the Oliver neighborhood.

"He never had a bad word to say about anyone," she added.

Katie Wallace, an employee at the Hacienda, said, "He was so funny. We all loved him. We will miss him."

He enjoyed cards and hunting, according to his friends.

There's an upcoming meat raffle on December 2nd, for the Vikings-Packers game. Money will be donated to the Carr family.