We, at KRFC, were saddened to hear of Tom Sutherland’s passing over the weekend. Tom and his wife, Jean, are ardent supporters of KRFC and we cannot adequately express our gratitude and how much we, and the greater Fort Collins community, will miss him.
Tom taught us about courage and hope and what it means to be a quiet hero. He displayed grace and grit throughout his time as a Beirut hostage. When he returned home to Fort Collins, after more than six years of captivity, he was welcomed with yellow ribbons encircling trees throughout town. KRFC offers up a final yellow ribbon to Tom. Rest in peace.
Below is a testimonial for KRFC from when Tom and his wife Jean visited the station in 2007. He will be missed.