Crime survivors tribute to be held Monday
SAN DIEGO (CNS) – The 23rd Annual Candlelight Tribute for Crime
Survivors is scheduled to be held Monday to honor victims and allow crime
survivors to share their stories.
The tribute will be held in conjunction with National Crime Victims'
Rights Week, which began Sunday. It is held annually to promote awareness of
victims' rights and honor crime victims and survivors, according to the Office
for Victims of Crime.
This year's National Crime Victims' Rights Week theme is “Extending the
Vision: Reaching Every Victim.”
U.S. Attorney Laura E. Duffy will be the keynote speaker at the tribute.
Crime victim speakers include Taya Chase, whose car was struck by a hit-and-
run driver in 2009; Rita and Dick Moore, parents of Andy Tan Tai Moore, a
college student found dead in his San Diego apartment in September 2000; and
Elsie Lott, mother of Tamara Henderson, who was shot to death by her husband
KUSI News anchor Sandra Maas is scheduled to emcee the event, at which
organizers planned a slide presentation honoring victims and a candle lighting.
The tribute is scheduled to get under way at 5:30 p.m. at the San Diego
Police Officers' Association Hall at 8388 Vickers St. The event is open to the