Murder Victims Honored With Vigil And Memorial Display - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Murder Victims Honored With Vigil And Memorial Display

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - In observance of the "National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims", the Spokane County Victim/Witness Unit held a vigil on Wednesday in the County Commissioner's Hearing Room.

As of 1951, the Victim/Witness Unit has documented 624 murders, vehicular homicides, manslaughters, and unsolved violent crimes from throughout Spokane County.  While a few of these cases occurred in other areas, the victims' families are located here and all too often, they are still struggling to cope with the murder of a loved one. 

To remember those who lost their lives to a violent crime, the Victim/Witness Unit will also be collecting shoes for a special memorial display.  Each pair of shoes will represent a murder victim and, in a small way, you can "put yourself in their shoes" by honoring them.  The Spokane County Victim/Witness Unit is hoping to collect at least pairs of shoes by Wednesday, September 19th.  From boots to booties, wing-tips to flip-flops, every pair of shoes that they receive will be included in the murder victim memorial that will be located next to the Law Enforcement Memorial on the County Courthouse campus on Friday, September 21st.  They only ask that the shoes be in good condition because the Volunteers of America will pick them up on Friday, September 21st and deliver them to various shelters and charities. 

If you have a pair of shoes that you would like to donate, please bring them to the following locations (make sure they are tied together or put a rubber band around them):

  • Spokane County Prosecutor's Office (lobby) – Public Safety Building, 1100 W. Mallon Avenue
  • Lutheran Community Services – 210 W. Sprague Avenue
  • YWCA – 930 N. Monroe Street
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Coverage criticism leads to new conversation about homelessness in Spokane

    Coverage criticism leads to new conversation about homelessness in Spokane

    Thursday, July 20 2017 10:16 PM EDT2017-07-21 02:16:44 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - This story originated as a post to KHQ, from a viewer, upset about this homeless camp below Kendall Yards. After the initial report on Facebook, I got a lot of comments -  many people were offended about how i described the camp. One person who was very vocal, was Ellie. I asked if she would meet with me - and she said yes. As upset as she is with our coverage - she welcomed the chance to make others understand that this is a conversation 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - This story originated as a post to KHQ, from a viewer, upset about this homeless camp below Kendall Yards. After the initial report on Facebook, I got a lot of comments -  many people were offended about how i described the camp. One person who was very vocal, was Ellie. I asked if she would meet with me - and she said yes. As upset as she is with our coverage - she welcomed the chance to make others understand that this is a conversation 

    >>
  • Washington's new DUI-E law takes effect Sunday

    Washington's new DUI-E law takes effect Sunday

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 10:02 PM EDT2017-07-19 02:02:25 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - "He was my youngest, he was my baby bear," Tina Myer said about her son that was killed by a distracted driver. It was a distracted driver that killed Tina Myer's son Cody, hitting the 23-year-old as he was working as a flagger at a construction site in December 2015. He suffered severe injuries, and died several months later. Now Myer is joining Governor Inslee, praising a new DUI-E law.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - "He was my youngest, he was my baby bear," Tina Myer said about her son that was killed by a distracted driver. It was a distracted driver that killed Tina Myer's son Cody, hitting the 23-year-old as he was working as a flagger at a construction site in December 2015. He suffered severe injuries, and died several months later. Now Myer is joining Governor Inslee, praising a new DUI-E law.

    >>
  • U.S. Forest Service warns of aggressive bear on Canfield Mountain

    U.S. Forest Service warns of aggressive bear on Canfield Mountain

    Friday, July 21 2017 9:10 AM EDT2017-07-21 13:10:12 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - If you're planning on doing some outdoor activities on Canfield Mountain this weekend, listen up! The U.S. Forest Service wants the public to avoid the upper parking area and trail system on the mountain for the time being. An aggressive sow bear with a cub (possibly more than one cub) has been reported on the Cave Trail.

    >>

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - If you're planning on doing some outdoor activities on Canfield Mountain this weekend, listen up! The U.S. Forest Service wants the public to avoid the upper parking area and trail system on the mountain for the time being. An aggressive sow bear with a cub (possibly more than one cub) has been reported on the Cave Trail.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/