New York: Honey Ranson – dead; Officer Gary Sengbusch’s career is shot. Anthony Thomas took his party to the highway and now he’s on the way to slammer for 15 years

Anthony Thompson was sentenced Thursday to up to 15 years in prison for a crash last year that killed one of his passengers and severely injured an off-duty Buffalo police officer.
Thompson’s blood-alcohol content was at least twice the state’s legal limit, and he was traveling 68 mph in a 35 mph zone, at about 2:15 a.m. Feb. 25, 2011, when he ran a red light at Ferry and Main streets and plowed into a vehicle driven by off-duty police officer Gary D. Sengbusch, 31, prosecutors said.
Sengbusch, who spent months recovering at Erie County Medical Center, walked with a cane as he arrived for Thompson’s sentencing.
Sengbusch did not speak, but prosecutor Thomas Finnerty read aloud in the courtroom a letter that Sengbusch wrote to State Supreme Court Justice Penny M. Wolfgang.
“My life will never be the same, and I’ll never be the person I was or was going to be,” Sengbusch wrote. “My days of taking bad guys off the street are long gone.”
Sengbusch was driving home from a second job he had taken to save money to buy an engagement ring and a house. Now he’s unable to shower or dress himself, and his physical condition has put a strain on his fiancee, according to his letter.
His injuries also left him with severe depression, he said.
Sengbusch, who continues long-term rehabilitation, asked the judge to impose a “very strict sentence.”
The crash killed one of Thompson’s four passengers, 20-year-old Honey Ransom …MORE