Tow Truck Community gathered to honour fallen member

James Dunn

More than 30 tow trucks and emergency personnel from as far away as Edmonton lined the streets of Fort St. John on a bitter cold Saturday afternoon.

They came from across the province and Alberta to honour a fallen member of the tow truck community.

Bruce Olofson died tradgically while on the job two weeks ago.

Olofson was 61.

RCMP led the parade that started on 100th street. 
Dozens of other tow trucks and emergency vehicles took part in honoring the fallen driver.

Evelyn Grassie from First Choice Towing says the former driver of truck 24 had over 30 years of towing experience. 

She says Olafson loved his job.

"He laughed. You give him a call, he grumps about it, and he goes and does his job. He was a hard working man. He was with his wife for almost 40 years. He's very missed." Grassie said.

She also said the support from the whole community has been incredible, and that it shows how tight the tow truck community is.

"The tow trucks here, all represent a fallen brother. We have tow trucks from all over and out of town. There's so many representatives to show just how much this touches a communtiy, and shows the honour of working with Bruce."

The company is raising money for Bruce's family.

You can donate by visiting First Choice Towing on Alder Crescent in Charlie Lake.

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