A vigil for Tyler Lumar

Family and Suburban Unity Alliance holds Sunday remembrance in Scoville Park

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By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

The family and friends of late Oak Park resident Tyler Lumar are holding a vigil in Scoville Park, 800 Lake St., from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 6.

The event is being promoted by Suburban Unity Alliance, which notes on its Facebook page that Lumar "was an OPRF graduate, devoted father, loving son, supportive brother, & soulmate."

Lumar died on April 18 after spending more than a year and a half on life support after having attempted suicide in Cook County Jail.

His family is now suing the Cook County Sheriff's Department and other law enforcement officials over what they claim was an unlawful arrest and detainment of Lumar.

Wednesday Journal published a story on April 24 detailing the claims made in that lawsuit.

Meanwhile, Lumar's friends and family also have launched an online fundraiser for Lumar to help cover medical bills, funeral costs and to support his daughter.

CONTACT: tim@oakpark.com

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