Family of Eric Logan hosts Father's Day BBQ

NOW: Family of Eric Logan hosts Father’s Day BBQ


SOUTH BEND, Ind. – An open barbecue to the community hosted by the Logan family honored his memory for Father’s Day at South Bend’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Center Sunday.

“He liked to cook, you know?” Logan’s brother, Bailey Bonds said. “He liked to have fun. He just had a big old smile on his face all the time.”

It was an afternoon of reminiscing led by the bonds of both brothers Bailey and Tyree Bonds, of Eric Logan, the alleged car break-in suspect who was killed just over a year ago by now-former SBPD Officer Ryan O’Neill.

“We don’t want to let his memory go in a negative way,” Tyree Bonds said. “That’s the reason we’re doing this. Right now we’re not asking anybody to give nothing…Just come out and enjoy yourselves.”

But for Logan’s mother Shirley Newbill, Father’s Day will always miss the most important feature.

“Everybody’s going to come here thinking about Eric anyway,” Newbill said. “So that’s what I imagine. It’s really no fun without him, because he would have anybody out here laying on the ground laughing.”

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