Vigil honors missing Missouri trooper
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
WESTON, Mo. (AP) — More than 400 people attended a vigil to honor a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper who has been missing since he was swept away by floodwaters in northwest Missouri.
The St. Joseph News-Press reports (http://bit.ly/pTOAM5 ) that they gathered Monday night for a candlelight vigil honoring trooper Fred Guthrie, who was remembered as a friendly man with the right priorities in life.
The 46-year-old Guthrie and his K-9 partner, Reed, disappeared Aug. 1 in Holt County while serving flood duty. Reed’s body was recovered the next day. The effort to find Guthrie’s body is continuing.
The vigil was held in Weston, where Guthrie was a football coach. Blue ribbons adorned every telephone pole in the town and along the highway, as well as the entrances to West Platte High School’s stadium.
Information from: St. Joseph News-Press, http://www.stjoenews-press.com