Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Funeral held for Marine recruit killed in Ohio State Fair ride accident



This was so unfortunate and still a head scratcher considering the ride was inspected multiple times.  
Fox News reports a funeral service was held Tuesday for a man who was killed last week on an amusement park ride at the Ohio State Fair in Columbus.

Friends and family honored 18-year-old Tyler Jarrell at the Grove City United Methodist Church, about 10 miles south of Columbus. Police officers and U.S. Marines also attended the service for Jarrell, who had recently enlisted in the Marines.

"The Marines are greatly saddened by this tragedy," Marine Corps Public Affairs Chief Sgt. Caitlin Brink said in a statement to WCPO in Cincinnati. "We are truly proud to have known him as one of the brave few willing to step up and serve his country in the U.S. Marine Corps.

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