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Kelowna transit drivers to observe annual moment of silence for passenger killed in 2014

Caesar Rosales, 55, was stabbed to death on a B.C. Transit bus in Kelowna on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.
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October 27, 2017 - 4:30 PM

KELOWNA – For the third year in a row Kelowna city buses will pull over and observe a moment of silence for Cesar Rosales, a Kelowna man whose life was taken while riding a bus in 2014.

Caesar Rosales, 55, was a regular transit user in the city who was stabbed to death by Tyler Jack while riding a bus on the evening of Oct. 30, 2014. Other passengers saw him brutally stab Rosales in the neck before fleeing on foot.

The day after the homicide, police announced they had a suspect and hours later Newton was arrested 

Jack pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder but guilty to manslaughter in Kelowna Supreme Court today, June 22. On June 24 he was sentenced to seven years in prison.

Amalgamated Transit Union 1722 president Scott Lovell says in a media release Rosales was asleep when he was stabbed.

Lovell says since that day union members have paid their respects to Rosales by wearing a black ribbon and observing a "moment of silence" at noon every Oct. 30. He invites the community to help them observe National Transit Safety Day with a minute of silence on Monday, Oct. 30.


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