From the Yakima (WA) Herald-Republic. Pastor of the Goldendale church is Dr. Greg Howell.
The funeral service for the Klickitat County sheriff’s sergeant killed in an off-duty traffic crash will be Tuesday morning in Goldendale, the sheriff’s office announced Thursday.
Sgt. Peter Garland, 38, died Wednesday afternoon when a Carnation, Wash., driver making an illegal pass slammed head-on into Garland’s personal car on U.S. Highway 97 about 20 miles south of Toppenish, the Washington State Patrol reported.
Garland was headed to Yakima to run errands.
His funeral has been set for 10 a.m. Tuesday at Goldendale High School, 525 Simcoe Drive. A luncheon will follow at the nearby Community Grace Brethren Church, which Garland attended.
The public is welcome.
Garland started his law-enforcement career with the Klickitat County sheriff’s office in 1992. He was promoted to patrol sergeant earlier this year.
Survivors include his wife, Rocky, and two young sons.
Donations in Garland’s memory can be made at the Goldendale branch of Riverview Savings Bank, according to the sheriff’s statement.
State troopers are investigating whether the driver who hit him, Sean Kearney, 20, may have been impaired by drugs or alcohol, patrol Lt. Jim Keightley said Thursday.
Detectives will wait until they receive toxicology results before deciding whether to refer the case to the Yakima County prosecutor for consideration of possible criminal charges, Keightley said.
Kearney and his two passengers were not believed to be seriously injured, officials said. They were not listed Thursday evening as patients at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, where they were taken after the crash, a nursing supervisor said.