01/16/2006: "Chaplain Patrick O'Mara"
American Legion Chaplain Patrick O'Mara was killed in an auto accident when the car he was driving went off of the road and rolled into a small pond near his home on West Side road on San Juan Island.
The exact time and the originating cause of the accident are not know at this time, but are currently under investigation. When the first responders arrived at the scene of the accident, they found the car in the pond, with Mr. O'Mara trapped inside of the car with the seat belt still connected, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. The time of the accident has not been established, but is believed to have occurred sometime between Saturday night or Sunday morning.
Mr. O'Mara was employed at the Islands Convalescent Center in Friday Harbor, and was an active member and officer of the Friday Harbor American Legion Post.