EUGENE, Ore. — To those who knew Bryson Krissie, he was a hero taken too soon.
“I didn’t get to tell him how much I looked up to him,” said Krissie’s cousin Katrina Eastep.
However, he has not been forgotten.
Eighteen-year-old Bryson Krissie died on June 7 during a hit-and-run accident near Lane Community College.
His accused killer, Jason Manske was released from the Lane County Jail on June 28th and is currently monitored by an ankle bracelet until his trial on July 27.
Papa’s Pizza Parlor head a fundraiser for the Memorial Fund of Bryson Krissie.
“It is nice to be able to try to help them out and I know we’ve had our own that have touched us and we love giving back to the community. It makes me feel good to work for a company that is willing to do that,” said manager of Papa’s Pizza Parlor Stacey Sprague.
The event was set up by Eastep.
“People that came in with a flyer get 25 percent off. It goes into his Memorial fund and all the money it cost for his memorial and his funeral is covered,” said Eastep.
People chowed down all day at the Coburg location. The larger crowds came during the lunchtime hour. The evening crowd included Bryon’s mom and grandmother.
“Anyway we can help out you know. It would just be awful. I would hope they would do this for me if I lost someone,” said Eugene resident Duiane Eastep.
“I didn’t know him, but I am sure he was an awesome guy. He was a firefighter or training to be one. We just lost someone who was beneficial to our community,” said Eugene resident Chalice Casperson.