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March 10, 2014 at 9:24 AM

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Greenwood remembers David L. Peterson with vigil


ERIKA SCHULTZ / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Seattle Police Officers walk with Kimberly Peterson, center, and her friend Lindsey Judd during a candlelight vigil in Greenwood Sunday, March 9, 2014. Sanctuary Christian Reformed Church organized the procession, which honored Kimberly's husband, David L. Peterson, who was shot to death in Greenwood Feb. 23 during a robbery. "Following something like this, people always want to know what I can do," said pastor Summer Mohrlang. An account has been established at Verity Credit Union (#6643880) to help Kimberly Peterson with the expenses associated with the death of her husband.

ERIKA SCHULTZ / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Dozens of people walk in a candlelight procession past a memorial to David L. Peterson, who was shot to death in Greenwood in late February. Sanctuary Christian Reformed Church organized the event Sunday evening, intended to "...show support to the family, but also shine a light into the darkness, literally," said pastor Summer Mohrlang. David's wife, Kimberly Peterson, described her husband as funny, quick-witted, generous and "always willing to help someone in need."

ERIKA SCHULTZ/ THE SEATTLE TIMES

Janet Rayor and Bruce Wolcott walk during a candlelight vigil for David L. Peterson in Greenwood Sunday, March 9, 2014. Peterson was shot to death in Greenwood Feb. 23 during a robbery. Sanctuary Christian Reformed Church organized the procession, and also helped raise funds for Kimberly Peterson to help with expenses associated with the death of her husband. Rayor and Wolcott said they wanted to show show support for the Peterson family and for the neighborhood.

ERIKA SCHULTZ / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Greenwood residents, including the Rivers family, in front, walk during a a candlelight procession that honored David L. Peterson, who was shot to death in the neighborhood in late February. "The more people that come out, the more it sends the message that this kind of violence is not acceptable," said Yarek Rivers, at right. An account has been established at Verity Credit Union (account #6643880) to help Kimberly Peterson with the expenses associated with the death of her husband.

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