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Wednesday, 25 June 2014 00:00

Cottonwood Family of Fallen Firefighter to Receive Car Courtesy of Mercury and Car West Auto Body

The family of Mark Ratledge, a Cottonwood, CA, fire captain who was killed more than two years ago while assisting the California Highway Patrol, is scheduled to receive a restored car in the Bay Area thanks to Mercury Insurance.

The family, selected by Police and Fire: The Fallen Heroes, will receive a 2013 Hyundai Sonata, which was refurbished by Car West Auto Body. Ratledge, a nine-year veteran of the Cottonwood Fire Department, is survived by his fiancée, Jennifer, and three children. The donated vehicle will help Jennifer get to and from her job, become more self-sufficient and provide the children with safe, reliable transportation. Police and Fire: The Fallen Heroes is a nonprofit organization that supports families of California peace officers and fire service personnel who were killed in the line of duty. Mercury is an auto and home insurance provider in California.

Car West Auto Body is a collision repair shop that has helped Northern Californians for nearly 25 years. The presentation was at 11:30 a.m. June 6 at Callippe Preserve Golf Course, 8500 Clubhouse Drive, Pleasanton.

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