Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on June 16th, 2006 at 4:29 pm
Tigard school teacher Eric Kautzky was killed in June of 2005 by a teenager who fell asleep at the wheel (more on Kautzky here).
Evan Manvel of the BTA just forwarded me this news release from Salem from the office of State Representative Jerry Krummel (R-Wilsonville). It's an announcement of a special ceremony this Sunday (Father's Day) to honor Kautzky. Here's an excerpt:
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Special Bike Safety Project Launched Sunday in Sherwood
Rep Krummel Honors Memory of Fallen Cyclist on Fathers’ Day
A special ceremony will be held in Sherwood Sunday to kick off a new bike safety project and honor a well know cyclist and former Tigard High School athletic trainer from Durham who was killed a year ago along Tualatin-Sherwood Road. “Eric Kautzky was a personal friend and professional colleague. I had a great deal of respect for him. It seems only fitting that on this Father’s Day we honor a man who was a father figure to so many,” said State Representative Jerry Krummel (R-Wilsonville). “We all need to take responsibility to ensure our roads are safe, by being careful and looking out for others. That’s what ‘share the road’ means.”
Family and friends of the 56-year old Kautzky will gather at 2 PM Sunday June 18th, at the intersection of Tualatin-Sherwood Road and SW Wildrose Place. The Washington County Land Use and Transportation Department is installing a new bike safety sign in memory of Kautzky near that intersection, the first of its kind in the Oregon. Krummel is working on legislation to make these memorial signs available statewide.