Sunday, May 06, 2007


Hundreds of people showed up Saturday to say goodbye to fallen Elyria Soldier, Sergeant Lane Tollett. A service was held in the Coliseum at Elyria Catholic High School before the 2 mile long procession left for Brookdale cemetery. Along the route people were lined up with flags and signs Thanking Sgt. Tollett for his service and sacrifice.

To view photos from the funeral: CLICK HERE


Blogger Dave said...


Your pictures and montage of the services are truly amazing. Thank you for being there to cover this story. Your pride in our country, and for the loss of this hero is truly beautiful. Your photos represent your absolute respect for this man and his family. You were also able to capture the respect that our community displayed for the family. My most sincere sympathies go out to Lane's family and friends as they deal with this great loss. Some have said that God gives soldiers courage so that he may have plenty of brave and true souls in heaven. Salute.

10:04 AM  
Anonymous abby said...

I can never remember my username and password to leave comments, but I thought you should know that you did a fabulous job on the video and the photos were your typical AWESOME quality. You did a great job of being respectful, but capturing the emotion as well.

Keep up the great work!

As always your fan!

12:03 PM  
Anonymous Sue said...

I am not from Elyria nor do I know the Tollett family, but I made a point of driving to Elyria on Saturday to stand with my flag in silence just to show my respects for the young man that gave his life for our country. My heart goes out to his family and friends who are mourning him. I had a lump in my throat as I watched the vehicles going by but when I saw the family member holding a hand written sign out of the car window saying “Thank You” I started to cry.

Today when I watched the video here on tmc news I saw that sign again and the tears returned. The photo of the honor guard shooting the guns and the soldier with his eyes closed really got to me. Thank you tmc news for respectful, classy coverage of this story.

Sue from Avon

3:02 PM  
Anonymous lisa from EC said...

i just wanted to let you know that this video was very moving. I am a student at ec and i think it is a very beautiful thing how the community and city can come together to honor a true hero.

6:27 PM  
Anonymous kimiko said...

love and prayers to the family

6:28 PM  
Anonymous Paul Baker - Brigid's Cross said...

Thanks so much for sending this to us, and for thinking of using our music for such a touching tribute.

I'm/we're humbled and most of all honored to be associated in any way, with such a fine soldier and man.

May God bless the Tollett family and friends, the Elyria community, as well as his brothers and sisters in his division.

These are hard times we live in, made all the harder by moments like SGT. Tollett's passing. Please pass along my/our condolences and thanks to the family.

All the best,
Paul Baker
Brigid's Cross

2:43 PM  

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