CONCORD, Calif. (KGO) --A funeral procession was held Friday for Alameda County Sheriff's Deputy Michael Foley, who was hit and killed by a bus at Santa Rita Jail last week.
Friends of the deputy made in his nearly four-decade long career honored the husband and father of two. The procession weaved through the East Bay on its way to Concord Pavillion where a service was scheduled.
Foley, 60, was struck by the inmate bus at the transportation yard behind the jail near Broder Boulevard at about 6 a.m. last Wednesday as he was walking across the parking lot, according to sheriff's officials.
It was dark at the time of the accident and apparently the deputy who was driving the bus didn't see Foley, who is assigned to the transportation unit and Foley didn't see the bus, which was traveling at about 15 mph, sheriff's officials said.
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The bus was in the process of going to the jail's kitchen area to get prepared lunches for inmates who were going to be transported to a courthouse in Oakland for court appearances later in the morning.
Foley had been with the sheriff's office for eight years and previously was an officer with the Concord Police Department for 29 years. He is survived by his wife Tammie, his son Michael and his daughter Tonya.
A procession and burial after the service will be private.
A reception for sheriff's staff, family and friends will be held at the Dublin Senior Center at 7600 Amador Valley Blvd. in Dublin from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.
A GoFundMe account has been set up to help his family.