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Group honors mailman who was shot and killed

COLLIER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The flag at first United Presbyterian Church of Rennerdale was lowered to half-staff to pay tribute to beloved mail carrier Lou Vignone, who was shot and killed last week.

“Lou was a mailman, he was a father, a husband, a son, and we wished to honor him in that method. The flag reducing into half-staff appeared to honor who he’s,” Pastor Jodi Flack instructed Channel 11.

Decreasing the flag isn’t the one method the Rennerdale group is honoring him.

Whenever you look on every road within the neighborhood, practically each mailbox has a blue ribbon tied to it.

“When there’s a tragedy, individuals really feel the necessity to do one thing, go away stuffed animals, flowers, flags and no matter on the time. They determined that they had been going to go ‘Blue for Lou,’ and put blue ribbons on our mailboxes,” Flack stated.

Gretchen Grimes lives in Rennerdale, and had a blue ribbon securely mounted to her mailbox.

“It’s unhappy, and it makes you assume. Then you definitely say a bit prayer for Lou and his household,” Grimes stated.

Over the weekend, there was a memorial service held on the church.

Grimes instructed Channel 11, “Plenty of neighbors got here. Individuals who didn’t even stay in Rennerdale got here. There have been prayers and remembrances, and it was very good.”

Individuals additionally left donations, and Flack is giving 100% of them to Lou’s household.

“It’s extraordinarily vital for us to indicate how a lot we beloved Lou, and whereas cash doesn’t imply something, it’s the one method we knew methods to say to Lou’s household that we beloved him,” the pastor stated.

Lou’s former neighbor was charged in his demise, and since Lou was a mail provider, that is now being charged as a federal crime.

In the event you’d prefer to donate to Lou’s household, the knowledge could be discovered on the church’s web site, https://www.rennerdalepresbyterian.


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