Memorial honors Daniel Ferrier, killed New Year’s Eve
About 250 people gathered in Lotus Park next to the American River Monday for a memorial for the man killed in Sacramento on New Year’s Eve.
“We don’t want to be here today,” an Army chaplain said, beginning the memorial for Spc. Daniel A. Ferrier, noting that Ferrier was “tragically killed.” Ferrier was described as “faithful to his friends, to his employer and to his country.”
The memorial continued with a prayer and reading of Psalm 23 by King David, who wrote the song after his own son died in combat.
Ferrier, born at Marshall Hospital in Placerville in 1976, enlisted in the Army in 1997. After