Memorial Fund Set Up to Remember COS Employee Killed in Accident

A College of the Sequoias employee killed at work last week is being remembered by the community.

37-year-old James Heuer died July 18th when he was driving a spray rig on the COS farm in Tulare and for unknown reasons, he lost control and wound up being pinned underneath the tractor.

He worked as a farm specialist for COS and was also a former student there.

Thursday, the college announced a scholarship fund has been set up for Heuer's seven-year-old son, Ethan.

And friends, family and co-workers of Heuer are invited to a remembrance ceremony Monday at the Heritage Complex at the International Agri-Center in Tulare.

A potluck will begin at noon, followed by the ceremony at 2 p.m.

The family is asking those who attend to bring photos and stories about James to be shared in a scrapbook.

If you'd like to donate to the Ethan James Heuer Scholarship Fund through the COS Foundation, you can do so by sending a check to:

The Ethan James Heuer Scholarship Fund

c/o COS Foundation

915 S. Mooney Blvd.

Visalia, CA 93277

You can also donate online at