WSOCBy: Allison Latos
Updated: Oct 1, 2019 - 6:21 PM CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Many families are broken by domestic violence and the costly effects stretch into communities and places of work.
Ron and Jan Kimble told Eyewitness News Anchor Allison Latos they saw warning signs about their daughter Jamie's relationship, but admit they were naive, never thinking domestic violence could happen to their family.
"She never thought he would harm her," Ron Kimble said. "She saw the good in him. If I had one poignant thing to say, it would be that compassionate women can fall victim to intimate partner violence."
In 2012, Jamie was killed at the hands of her ex-boyfriend.
The Kimbles turned their heartache into a mission by creating the Jamie Kimble Foundation for Courage. They have been working to teach the community that we all pay a price for domestic violence.
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Spectrum NewsBY KATY SOLT CHARLOTTEPUBLISHED 5:17 PM ET OCT. 01, 2019 CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A new study release by the Jamie Kimble Foundation for Courage shows how much domestic violence cost the state of North Carolina in 2018. The study, which was conducted by professors at UNC Charlotte, found domestic violence cost the state $503,834,780 in 2018.
In Mecklenburg County, the study found $49,713,431 was spent on domestic violence. The study looked at ten factors, including physical health care costs, mental health care costs, and incarceration costs.
Ron Kimble lost his daughter Jamie to domestic violence in 2012. He started the foundation to carry on her legacy, and to educate people on the signs of domestic violence. Kimble says the most important statistic is the loss of life in our area.
"When you say half a billion, that resonates, and when you hit a magic level like 50 million, that really hits you in the face, and is a staggering [..] read more
September 30, 2019 WCCB Rising CHARLOTTE, NC -- October is domestic violence awareness month and the Jamie Kimble Foundation is holding a domestic violence employers workshop. Co-founder Ron Kimble stopped by Rising to discuss the upcoming event.
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March 15, 2019WCCBJon WilsonCHARLOTTE, N.C. This Thursday night, the Charlotte Knights will take on the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders at 7:04pm, fans will not only see a great baseball game, they will also be supporting a wonderful foundation. Thursday night will be the Charlotte Knights's Domestic Violence Awareness Night to support the Jamie Kimble Foundation.
Wilson was at BB&T Ballpark this morning with Ron Kimble, co-founder of the Jamie Kimble Foundation to talk about the foundation and the event on Thursday.
Founded by Ron Kimble in honor of his daughter Jamie, who was shot and killed by her abusive ex-boyfriend whom the left 3 months earlier, the Jamie Kimble Foundation for Courage was created to bring education, awareness, prevention and training young people the warning signs of abuse. Find out more about the Jamie Kimble Foundation and their work to raise awareness for domestic violence at their website jkffc.org.
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August 22, 2019Charlotte MagazineKen Garfield RON AND JAN KIMBLE decided on their mission when the preacher at the funeral of their daughter, Jamie, said: This can't be the end. Her spirit must live on.
Jamie Kimble lived in Florida and worked in sales and marketing for a subsidiary of Charlotte-based Coca-Cola Consolidated, and was preparing to move to Dallas for a promotion. Her goal, though, was to marry, have children, and eventually return to Charlotte. On September 3, 2012, an ex-boyfriend, Luis Roberson Rodriguez, met Jamie at the airport in Tampa, where she was returning from a trip to London. Police later said he had arranged to pick her up and take her home. They fought in the car, and she jumped out; he shot her, then turned the gun on himself. She was 31, and the Kimbles' only child.
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WITN-TV By: Grace Holland
Posted: Tue 10:40 PM, Mar 26, 2019
GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) A couple who lost their daughter to domestic violence came to eastern Carolina to share her story so that others might live.Jan and Ron Kimble founded the Jamie Kimble Foundation for Courage after their daughter Jamie Kimble was shot and killed by an ex-boyfriend in 2012. He then turned the gun on himself.The Kimbles lived in Greenville for 17 years. Ron Kimble is a former city manager and Jamie Kimble graduated from J-H Rose High School. The couple returned to Greenville Tuesday for a forum on dating abuse."Our daughter was very loving, very generous, thoughtful and kind," said Ron Kimble. Their daughter's death gave them a new mission-- preventing dating abuse, particularly among teens and young adults. "To save as many other victims and as many other lives as we can," said Kimble.It's a problem Sheriff Paula Dance says is too common and more [..] read more
The East Carolinan By Caroline Korch Contributed by Pat & Jim Carter Mar 25, 2019 Updated Mar 25, 2019
In the Taft Christian Life Center at the Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church at 6 p.m., Ron and Jan Kimble will speak about their daughter, Jamie, being the victim of an abusive relationship. In 2012, Jamie was killed by her ex-boyfriend, and for this event Jan and Ron will travel to Greenville from their home in Charlotte, North Carolina in hopes to touch others and lend a helping hand.Dr. Jim Carter, whose wife Pat Carter is chairwoman for this event and assisted her with planning it. Carter said his wife was interested in hosting the Kimbles back in Greenville after listening to them speak in October and wanted them to continue [..] read more