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Last Respects

Heath Peterson, right, and his family, from left, Ryan, 12, wife Carrie and son Gavin, 10, unfold a flag in preparation for the procession carrying the body of Spc. Nicholas Newby this afternoon from the Coeur d'Alene airport to Yates Funeral Home. (SR photo: Jesse Tinsley)

The procession with the body of fallen National Guardsman Nicholas Newby rolled past my office window in the SR's CdA building on NW Blvd moments ago. We were able to get our flag down to half staff a few minutes before the procession arrived at our location with 2 motorcycle cops, 8 police vehicles, & 2 National Guard vehicles leading the hearst south of NW Blvd and then east of Garden Avenue to Fourth, where stopping at Yates Funeral Home. Dozens of motorcyclists in colors and more police cars were part of a long line of vehicles in the procession. Several vehicles pulling boats on trailers, heading to the waterfront, accidentally were embedded in the long procession. Solemn. Sad. Alison Boggs SR story prior to the processional here.

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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