GROVER BEACH, Calif. - The Fear and Long families are getting a new chapter in their grieving process as the city of Grover Beach approved their request to build a memorial for David Fear.
"It's one step forward [and] we needed that. We needed something good to come out something and it came out today," says Terry Fear, wife of David.
A bench and sign shown in the design sketches above will be put on Nacimiento Avenue, the street where Fear lost his life trying to save someone else's.
"He'll be looking down on us and giving his blessing to this bench and to know that we can survive and realize that he is still in command of our street," says dog attack survivor Betty Long.
The decision for the memorial comes nearly five months after former Grover Beach Police Officer Alex Geiger's Belgian Malinois attacked Betty Long.
Now the Fears are preparing for their next hurdle, seeing Geiger in court next month. "I want him to lay in jail cell for a while and think about it just like at home thinking about my husband every day," Terry Fear says.
Alex Geiger is expected in court May 22nd; at his last hearing he pleaded not guilty.