Three Galt residents and one who used to live in the community were remembered on Saturday with roses planted in their memory.
The Galt Beautification Committee planted rose bushes in front of the post office on North Lincoln Way in memory of Bob Biederman, Jim Henke, Larry Canfield and Joseph Sanders, all of whom died within the past three months.
Some 40 to 45 people, many of them family members of the four honorees, showed up for the dedication, said Galt resident Al Baldwin, who said a prayer and made a statement about each of the four individuals being remembered.
Those honored were:
- Bob Biederman, 85, a former Galt mayor and long-time city councilman from the 1940s to the 1970s, who died on Jan. 21. He was a 1941 Galt High graduate.
- Judge James Henke, 61, who held court for many years in Galt, Elk Grove, Isleton and Walnut Grove, who died Dec. 28. He was a Sacramento County judge for 30 years. He lived in Lodi and Stockton before moving to Galt in 1956. He was a 1965 Galt High graduate.
- Joseph Sanders, 29, a California Highway Patrol officer, who was killed in the line of duty on Dec. 15 after being struck by a car while responding to an accident on state Highway 60 in Hacienda Heights. Sanders was a Galt High School graduate.
- Larry Canfield, 43, a Sacramento County sheriff's deputy who was killed in the line of duty on Nov. 12 after his motorcycle was hit by a vehicle in Rancho Cordova. He was a 1982 Galt High graduate.