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Memorial held for bus driver fatally stabbed

May 17, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Family, friends, and scores of fellow drivers gathered in Fontana Monday to remember Lawrence Kester, an Omnitrans bus driver killed on duty May 7.Kester was behind the wheel when he was stabbed to death. A suspect in the stabbing is in custody, charged with murder.

Omnitrans drivers who were on the job during the memorial on Monday stopped their buses at 11 a.m. for a moment of silence to honor their late colleague.

Kester had worked for the company for 15 years and had earned more than a dozen commendations for safety and customer service.

Kester was the father of eight, including six small children.

Donations may be made payable to the Kester Family Memorial Fund and mailed or delivered to any Bank of America branch location. Contributions can also be directed to Omnitrans headquarters at 1700 West Fifth St., San Bernardino, CA 92411.