Photo by Don Balch
Lt. Gen. John Toolan, commanding general, 1 Marine Expeditionary Force, escorts Coleman's wife, Maggie. Daughter Chelsea, who spoke at the event, follows.
Coleman's beloved dog Gus, whom he frequently mentioned during Padres baseball radio broadcasts, was at the event.
La Jolla resident and Padres broadcaster Dick Enberg, left, introduces MLB vice president Joe Torre.
The Jerry Coleman marine statue that was installed last year at Petco Park has become a place for people to show their respects.
San Diegans headed to Petco Park on Jan. 18 to pay tribute to Jerry Coleman, longtime announcer for the Padres and beloved community member. In addition to the legions of fans who attended, the memorial also drew Padres broadcaster Dick Enberg, MLB executive vice president Joe Torre and Coleman’s partner in the broadcasting booth, Ted Leitner. Numerous friends and family members spoke, and the service included an F-18 flyover, a 21-gun salute and World War II-era Corsair fighter-bombers. Coleman, 89, died Jan. 5 from pneumonia and complications from a fall. Photos by DON BALCH