Vancouver, WA cyclist killed

A hit-and-run driver killed a local teacher last night, who was cycling in a bike lane.

You can read the article at

They now have a suspect in custody, an 18-yr-old. I’m so horrified by this I don’t know what to say. My deepest condolences to Gordon Patterson’s family.

Be careful out there, people.

MORE INFO: A more in-depth article is online at The Columbian, although at the writing they had not yet arrested the suspect.

One last thought:

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.  ~Henry Brooks Adams


About D. D. Syrdal

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3 Responses to Vancouver, WA cyclist killed

  1. Roxanne Elmlinger says:

    We’ll miss Gordon as he was generous with his time and very giving. We think of his family. Love, Roxanne Elmlinger, Jack Elmlinger

  2. Digital Dame says:

    Thanks for coming by and your comment, Roxanne. If you’re interested there will be another memorial at the Hudsons Bay H.S. gym tonight, I just found out.

  3. Alexandra Glahn says:

    Gordon Patterson was my uncle. For some reason, I always lose it whenever I see this picture. It’s really hard to picture the scene. I miss him. I love you, Uncle Gordon! I miaa you.

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