|Birth: ||May 11, 1959|
|Death: ||Feb. 2, 1979|
Aaron was a pedestrian struck and killed by a drunken driver! He was on his lunch hour waiting for his father to pick him up. Aaron was a fork lift operator at RO Corporation in Olathe at the time of his death. He loved working on cars and was a good mechanic.
By the time his father reached his work (about 5 minute from our home) the police were everywhere! Aaron, was murdered by a drunk driver who left the scene of the accident! The police told my husband to meet the ambulance at the Olathe Hospital. We waited for half an hour and he didn't show up. Then we learned they had taken him to the newly constructed trauma center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
The head nurse came to speak to us. We were escorted to the Quiet Room while she explained Aaron's multiple injuries. All but one of his body cavities was destroyed, he had a severed leg, a broken arm, a hematoma on his head, all of his facial bones were broken and his pelvis was crushed. She returned to assist Aaron.
The next time she entered the Quiet Room, she just stood there with tears streaming down her face and her white uniform covered in fresh blood. Shortly behind her was the doctor who told us that they had done all they could, but could not save our son!
The doctor stated that we could take all the time we needed, but before we left, they needed to know where to send the body! It seemed impossible! We had sent Aaron off to work that morning, as usual. Now we were having to plan his funeral? It simply didn't seem natural or possible!
THE BROKEN CHAIN
WE LITTLE KNEW THAT DAY
THAT GOD WAS GOING
TO CALL YOUR NAME.
IN LIFE WE LOVED YOU DEARLY
IN DEATH WE DO THE SAME.
IT BROKE OUR HEARTS TO LOSE YOU,
YOU DID NOT GO ALONE;
FOR PART OF US WENT WITH YOU
THE DAY GOD CALLED YOU HOME.
YOU LEFT US PEACEFUL MEMORIES,
YOUR LOVE IS STILL OUR GUIDE,
AND THOUGH WE CANNOT SEE YOU,
YOU ARE ALWAYS AT OUR SIDE.
OUR FAMILY CHAIN IS BROKEN,
AND NOTHING SEEMS THE SAME,
BUT AS GOD CALLS US
ONE BY ONE,
THE CHAIN WILL LINK AGAIN.
By Ron Tranmer
Fortunately, our ten year old daughter had spent the night with her girlfriend and was saved the trauma of living through the Quiet Room experience!
The most difficult things that we've had to do in our lifetime has been to bury our almost 20 year old son and to tell our daughter that her brother wasn't coming home!
As you can see, 34 years later, it's still OH, Too Fresh in Our Minds!
We deeply appreciate every single token left for Aaron. He was a good Christian boy, a member of the Honor Roll at Olathe High School and such a loving, compassionate person!
For the man who murdered our son, he only spent one night in the drunk tank! In court he plea bargained, they never mentioned that Aaron was dead, and he had his driver's license suspended...however he was a traveling salesman, so the judge gave him back his license! I may never understand the justice system!! I pray that this man remembers Aaron's face when he hit him!
Thank you for listening to his story!
Carol and Dad
John Dwight Dolan (1928 - 2016)
"Our Beloved Son and Brother"
Johnson County Chapel and Memorial Gardens
Created by: Cari
Record added: Jul 06, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93130420