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Local SPCA to Honor Fatal Hit and Run Victims with Memorial Bricks

Agency will honor Harison Long-Randall, four dogs killed in July 16 collision.

The Sacramento Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals organization will honor a on a memorial brick pathway, an agency official has confirmed.

The names of Harison Long-Randall and the four dogs will be placed on bricks for a memorial brick pathway that paves the way to the Sacramento SPCA's adoption center at 6201 Florin Perkins Road in Sacramento, said Lesley Kirrene, the agecncy's director of public relations and marketing.

Harison Long Randall and his girlfriend Gemily West, an American River College student and El Camino High School graduate, were walking their four dogs - Bindi, Winry, Evie and Zury - at Garfield Avenue and Engle Road on the evening of July 16 when they were struck by Paul Walden, who was allegedly driving at a high speed and ran through the stop sign.

"Staff and volunteers of the Sacramento SPCA obviously felt horrible about the incident and the tragic deaths that resulted," Kirrene said in an emailed statement. "The bricks are our way of memorializing the victims and showing support to Gemily and the families."

Walden remains in Sacramento County Main Jail. His next court date is Aug. 29.

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Sara Burkett-Carew August 15, 2012 at 02:26 AM
Gemily and I used to volunteer at the SPCA a few years back. She is very familiar with this place. It is so nice to see them do something for Hari and the dogs! I know Gemily will be very thankful :)
Roberta Hubbard August 16, 2012 at 03:24 AM
I love this idea so much! So glad they are doing this...I greived this accident so much, and wanted to reach out to this family. The loss is so great for the girlfriend left behind without her boyfriend, and her best friends, her dogs. Such a shame. Crazy accidents like this just don't make any sense at all. So glad they will be memorialized in this way.

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