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Friday, June 20, 2008

Joe Sodd III

As you've likely heard, there was a tragic murder of a young man, Joe Sodd III, on the West Bank earlier this week. I know that he was a close friend to many people in our Ward and our City. His death is the second time this year a young man was killed in City Riverside and I hope we can all offer support and sympathy to the family and the community for the grief, pain and fear that they are feeling.

There is more about how friends remember Joseph Sodd III here.

There will be a public memorial event to Joe Sodd III this Sunday, at 3pm at Augsburg College's chapel followed by a gathering at Murphy Square Park at 4:00. There is also a memorial between 6th and 7th Streets S on 19th Ave S, where neighborhood volunteers and people who know and love Joe brought flowers and left sidewalk chalk and ribbons that people can write messages on. Everyone is welcome at the the memorial and also to visit the plaza and express your wishes for peace and safety in the neighborhood, especially for our youth.


At 2:14 PM, Blogger Cam Gordon said...

Memorial for Murder Victim this week-end

A memorial service for Joe Sodd III, who was murdered earlier this week near 19th Avenue and 7th Street will be held at Trinity Chapel of Augsburg College at 3 p.m. this Sunday, June 22nd. A celebration with music and food will follow in Murphy Square Park. The Triple Rock Social Club, at 629 Cedar Ave. S. is also hosting a memorial scholarship fundraiser for the Perpich Center for Arts Education, where Joe studied dance. The all-ages show will start at 5:30 with music by students from the Perpich Center. Curtiss A will play at 9 p.m. Admission for people under 25 is $5 and for over 25 it is $20.


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