As former die-hard fans of the popular reality television series Tanked, many of you may be wondering about the fate of a former member of the ATM who has passed away some years a go. I know most of you have never even heard about him. The death of Kris Stafford , a former of Acrylic Tank Manufacturing is not to be confused with the death of a former Stark Tank Star Andy Thomas . Just wanted to clear the confusion. So, what really happened to the former member of ATM? What killed him?
Kris Stafford was fatally shot in a public rage shouting incident in front of the Santa Fe Casino in 2013. Despite a fire station and major casino nearby, no one else heard the gunshots. The perpetrators fled and were never caught, leaving the case unsolved. Kris was only 23 years old.
This article pays tribute to Kris Stafford, a talented individual who tragically passed away. Rest in Peace, Kris. For those interested in learning more about Kris Stafford, a former member of ATM, keep reading.
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Who Was Kris Stafford?
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Kris Stafford was a 23-year-old employee of Acrylic Tank Manufacturing who had been working with both Brett Raymer and Wayde King. However, on a Saturday morning, Kris was tragically shot to death in front of the Santa Fe Casino. His death left many in shock and disbelief, as Kris was known for his hard work and dedication to his craft. His colleagues and workmates at Acrylic Tank Manufacturing, as well as his family and friends, were devastated by the news of his untimely passing.
It has been 10 years of his passing . The loss of Kris Stafford is a tragedy that reminds us of the fragility of life and the importance of cherishing every moment with our loved ones. As fans of ATM, we hope that his memory will live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.
What was His Job at Acrylic Tank Manufacturing?
Kris Stafford was not only a former member of Acrylic Tank Manufacturing (ATM) but he also worked part-time at the company as a storekeeper. As a storekeeper, Kris was responsible for receiving and distributing supplies, and keeping track of the stock levels. He was a young guy who was hardworking, reliable and a valuable member of the team. His colleagues and friends at ATM were shocked and saddened by his untimely death.
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What Killed Star From Tanked , Kris Stafford?
Kris Stafford’s life was shot down in front of the Santa Fe Casino. Despite the presence of a fire station and a major casino in the vicinity, no one else reportedly heard the gunshots that ended Kris’s life. He really fought hard for his life but succumbed to his injuries. This was made even more devastating by the fact that the perpetrators fled the scene and were never caught( really sad), leaving it as a cold case.
His painful death and dismissal is a reminder of the senseless acts of violence that can occur in our communities, leaving families and loved ones to grieve the loss of a bright and promising life.
Did He Have any Family?
Kris Stafford’s father is Matt Stafford, his mother and Siblings are not known to the the public domain. His family’s information is pretty much private. However, Wayde King and Brett Raymer also considered him as a dear son who was dearly loved in ATM . May his soul continue resting in peace.
What His Best Friend Had to Say?
Kris’s death really affected his best friend James Coble . He didn’t realize the impact of Kris being gone until months later, while cleaning up his house and a sudden thought occurred to him. Kris had always been a leader, the class clown, and overall the head of the pack. He felt that people should know about Kris’s story and how he was wrongfully taken from his loved ones and friends. That night, as he sat on the couch, he wondered if his thoughts of Kris were a sign. Although he never knew the full extent of it, Kris had always talked about starting his own company.
A few months later, he was going through a tough time. He lost his job, rent was due, he was having problems with the house, and to top it off, his truck broke down. As he waited for the mechanic to come pick up his truck, he had thoughts of Kris – how strong he was, how he always had a good attitude. It was the first time that he had to clean his truck out, and while going through all the trash and useless papers, he found something he had never seen before.
A thick set of papers, neatly put together, with tons of handwritten notes all over each one of them. They were Kris’s business plans stashed in his truck. He thought, “Oh, how cool! Maybe Kris’s mom or dad would like these.” At the top of the first page was the awesome company name Kris had come up with. It hit him at that moment that Kris was gone, and everything he had written down on those papers, all the effort he put towards starting his company, was a complete waste. So , he started up a GoFundMe account to continue Kris’s legacy.
The hurtful and tragic death of Kris Stafford in a public shooting in front of the Santa Fe Casino in 2013 was a senseless act of violence that remains unsolved to this day. Despite the presence of a fire station and major casino nearby, no one else heard the gunshots that ended Kris’s life at the young age of 23. The fact that the perpetrators fled the scene only adds to the injustice of the situation. Let us remember Kris and his loved ones as we continue to strive for a safer and more just society. Thank you guys for reading !