LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A Las Vegas man who died after he was pushed off of a RTC bus is being memorialized with a plaque and tree.
Serge Fournier, 74, was pushed off the bus in March and fell to the ground, hitting his head. He died a few days later. The memorial plaque describes Fournier as a “compassionate man who believed in being kind to others.”
The City of Las Vegas says a woman, who did not know the 74-year-old man, anonymously donated the memorial.
“It’s something people can remember him by,” said May Nakano, community center visitor.
A spokesperson claims she wanted to commemorate Fournier after learning about the circumstances leading up to his death.
Cadesha Bishop, 25, the woman accused of pushing Fournier is facing charges of murder, abuse resulting in the death of an older or vulnerable person, and battery resulting in substantial bodily harm of a victim over the age of 60.
Video from the RTC bus showed the incident as it happened.
The memorial is set up at the East Vegas Community Center.
“It’s really phenomenal for somebody to think about him like that,” said Veronica McKeever, a visitor to the community center. “I would’ve never thought of doing something like that myself , so whoever that woman is, I commend her.”
Bishop was in court last week. Her attorneys asked a judge to reduce her murder charge to elder abuse, but that was denied. A trial is set for next May, but she’ll be back in court for a status check in November.