When we first left the parking deck at the Canton Civic Center, which is across the street from the Player’s Guild, we passed a large group of people from the Ohio Patriot Guard Riders. They were all standing outside on this cold morning, holding American flags, in honor of Jethro.
We had arrived at the funeral about 40 minutes before the doors were to be opened, standing in line with hundreds of others.
Police car after police car rolled into the lot. One woman was asking those of us standing in line to sign a poster demanding “Justice for Jethro”.
A mounted guard rode up and stood in formation for awhile.
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