Flag-raising to honor 5-year-old left in hot van postponed - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Flag-raising to honor 5-year-old left in hot van postponed

Christopher Gardner, Jr. (Source: Family) Christopher Gardner, Jr. (Source: Family)
WEST MEMPHIS, AR (WMC) -

A 5-year-old child killed last week after being left in a hot van at a West Memphis daycare will be remembered next week.

The Crittenden County Child Advocacy Center was scheduled to raise a flag for Christopher Gardner at West Memphis Police Department on Friday. However, police said due to the threat of inclement weather the flag raising will be postponed until next week.

The specific date next week when the event will be rescheduled for has not been set.

Officials said his family and staff from the police department will be in attendance.

Four employees of Ascent Children’s Health Services are charged with manslaughter in Gardner’s death, and the center has been placed on probation.

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