Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Homeless veteran killed by hit and run driver

Your Stories: Final honor for homeless former Marine
CBS 8 News
Video Report By Monique Griego
Jul 03, 2018

SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) — News 8 has an update on a story we first brought you last week about a homeless former Marine killed in a hit-and-run accident. Deryck Bacon's widow reached out for help because she wanted her husband buried with honor.

And several San Diego groups answered the call.

When News 8 shared the story of Bacon - a 59-year-old homeless veteran who'd been killed - the circumstances surrounding his death struck a chord within the community.
"This one was a particularly tragic story," said Michael McConnell, a homeless advocate in the San Diego area.

"As it turns out, he's a veteran and [he was] just innocently sleeping on the sidewalk because he has no place to call home."
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