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Neighbors of murder victim upset about security salesman's pitch

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Johnny Moore was found beaten to death on Tuesday by police officers who were called to his home by neighbors who had not seen him for a while. Johnny Moore was found beaten to death on Tuesday by police officers who were called to his home by neighbors who had not seen him for a while.
Now, his neighbors are upset that a company was using Moore's story in an attempt to sell security equipment in their neighborhood. Now, his neighbors are upset that a company was using Moore's story in an attempt to sell security equipment in their neighborhood.
SOUTHAVEN, MS -

(WMC) - Neighbors of a man who was found murdered in his Southaven home are on high alert after a man showed up days later trying to sell them home security.

Johnny Moore was found beaten to death on Tuesday by police officers who were called to his home by neighbors who had not seen him for a while.

Now, his neighbors are upset that a company was using Moore's story in an attempt to sell security equipment in their neighborhood.

Sherry Beavers was devastated to hear about Moore's death, but she was furious about what happened two days later.

"This guy showing up yesterday just stunned me," she said.

Beavers says the security salesman was trying to take advantage of a tragic situation by using the murder as a sales pitch.

"Use crime statistics, but don't use the murder of a man that's immediately happened to make your sale on. You know, show some respect," she said.

The man left Beavers a card from Security Solutions, Inc. in Cordova, Tenn.

When asked about the situation, the owner of Security Solutions, Inc. provided the following statement:

It is not our intention to offend anyone or be insensitive towards Mr. Moore's death. It is a tragedy that these types of things occur. We offer our sincere condolences to Mr. Moore's family, and apologize to anyone that took offense to our presence in Southaven.

As we have always strived to do, we will continue everyday to conduct our business ethically and legally. We have an A+ rating with the BBB. (http://www.bbb.org/memphis/business-reviews/security-control-equipment-and-system-monitors/security-solutions-in-cordova-tn-27003215) Our company (MS Lic: 15006256) and our reps (I believe you mentioned Mitch MS Lic: 10196955) are licensed in the State of Mississippi. We have asked our reps working in the area to avoid discussing this tragedy unless it is initiated by the people in the area.

Again, we sincerely apologize for any insensitivity, however and unfortunately, a security company has a responsibility to provide the option of protection in all areas to anyone with the want or need for protection even during tragic times. If we can help prevent even one crime, our presence in an area is a good thing.

Mike Dement, Security Solutions, Inc. president

There was nothing illegal about the practice and the company has a good rating with Better Business Bureau.

Beavers says she knows home security is useful, but thinks the tactic was insensitive to those trying to grieve.

The company asked representatives in the area not to discuss the tragedy unless brought up by neighbors in the future.

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