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Tow drivers' procession honors Allen Rose before memorial

February 28, 2011
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photo - A procession of tow trucks travels south along Interstate 25 toward the memorial service for tow driver Allen Rose, 35, who was dragged to his death while working Wednesday in Colorado Springs. Photo by STUART WONG, THE GAZETTE
A procession of tow trucks travels south along Interstate 25 toward the memorial service for tow driver Allen Rose, 35, who was dragged to his death while working Wednesday in Colorado Springs. Photo by STUART WONG, THE GAZETTE 

Tow truck drivers from across Colorado are joining mourners Tuesday morning at services for Allen Rose at a Colorado Springs church.

Rose, a 35-year-old father of two, was killed Feb. 23 when the owner of a sport-utility vehicle he was preparing to tow drove off and ensnared him in a cable, dragging him more than a mile.

A procession of tow trucks from Invesco Field in Denver has been organized by the Towing & Recovery Professionals of Colorado.

Tow truck drivers are proceediing to the church now, driving down Interstate 25 to the MLK bypass, then heading to the memorial service.

The public memorial service for Rose is at 11 a.m. at Springs First Church of the Nazarene, 4120 E. Fountain Blvd.

Donations to a fund for Rose's family can be made at any Key Bank location.

Detra Farries, 32, has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter in Rose's death.

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