By Emily Cervone
Living In the Ledge
It would have been his 18th birthday on March 22, but his life was cut short. Deven Guilford, a former Grand Ledge High School student who was shot to death by a police officer in February, was honored by his fellow community members through a vigil on that frigid March night. “It started out as word-of-mouth,” said Faith Rutherford, friend of Guilford. “Then we made a Facebook event, posted it on the Grand Ledge Community Facebook page and it spread like wildfire.”
Rutherford purposely planned the event to be on Guilford’s would-be 18th birthday, inviting anyone in the community to come honor his life. Many of Guilford’s classmates also attended the vigil.