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Sun Jan 29, 2017, 05:37 PM

Crowd of 500, including some Oregon standoff defendants, salute Robert 'LaVoy' Finicum

JOHN DAY -- Caravans of trucks with American flags and "Don't Tread on Me'' banners rolled into town over several days to gather Saturday night for a conclave that was part memorial, part reunion and part religious revival.

A crowd of more than 500 people grew still as Jeanette Finicum took the microphone.

"They silenced one man's voice,'' she said, speaking of husband Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, an Arizona rancher shot and killed by police as he and others occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge were traveling north to this eastern Oregon town of about 1,700.

"But in doing so," she said, "they created 13 more very loud voices'' - Jeanette Finicum herself and the couple's 12 children.

Read more: http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2017/01/crowd_of_500_including_some_or.html

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