Tearful convoy for murdered log trucker

CHIMACUM, Wash. — A tiny town on the south side of the body of water that separates Vancouver Island from Washington was the scene of a tearful and heart wrenching logger-truck convoy Saturday.

The town was Chimacum, Washington. About 100 logging trucks paraded north from the village to a memorial service near the coast, where 700 or so people had gathered to mourn a local couple described as "icons in the timber industry."

The couple — Patrick Yarr and his wife Janice Kay Yarr – – were killed in their homes last month. A local man has been charged with 11 felonies including murder in connection with the two deaths and the subsequent burning of the property.

Pat Yarr worked as a log trucker across the Peninsula since the early ‘60s.

According to the Peninsula Daily News, his co-truckers showed their admiration by driving their shiny polished rigs from the town to the fairgrounds, horns blaring.

Trucks reportedly came from as far away as Eastern Washington to be part of the service and they stood sentinel outside the memorial service while inside, people who knew the couple heaped praise on them.


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