First Female Episcopal Bishop of Maryland In Hit and Run

Luke 17:28-30 “Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built” but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed.

The first female Episcopal bishop in Maryland has been implicated in a hit-and-run accident that killed a father of two.

Baltimore Police say that officers were called to the “5700 block of Roland Avenue” for a reported car accident Saturday December 27, 2014 around 2:37 p.m.

The police found Thomas Palermo, 41, injured but still alive.  He died after bring rushed to Sinai Hospital.  Palermo was riding his bicycle with other enthusiasts at the time of the accident.  Those cyclists followed the vehicle that struck Palermo and fled the scene until they stopped 58-year-old Bishop Heather Cook.

Diocesan Bishop Eugene Sutton e-mailed members of the clergy to say that Cook then went back to the scene to accept her responsibility in the accident.

“Together with the Diocese of Maryland, I express my deep sorrow over the death of the cyclist and offer my condolences to the victim’s family,” said Bishop Sutton.”Please pray for Mr Palermo, his family and Bishop Cook during this most difficult time.”

Cyclists in the region have been outraged that no charges have yet been filed against Cook.  Over 1,700 people have joined a Facebook page campaign calling for police to charge Cook with homicide.

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