‘Lucky’ for Bay City, Bay Area auto parts manufacturer

Bay City Police Officer Jason Hester, who was killed during the May 9 attack on the Bay City auto parts plant, was one of the victims of the bombing.

He was 29.

“It was a tragic day for our city, a tragic loss for our community, and it’s really a tragedy for our country,” Bay City Mayor Mike Crapo said Friday.

The blast, which struck Bay City at 2:15 p.m. local time (5:15 a.m., GMT), destroyed or damaged more than 10,000 vehicles, including more than 2,000 used and new cars, according to Bay City officials.

About 30 people were injured in the blast, including Bay City police officer Jason Hesters brother, who suffered a fractured skull.

Police Chief John Kocher said the blast injured Hester’s fiancee and one of his sons.

The other two injured were in stable condition, according.

Hester’s body was found in the wreckage of a pickup truck, along with another man who had been injured.

A police officer and a firefighter were also injured, officials said.

The man in the pickup truck was killed and the two others were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Bay City has been in lockdown since the blast.

Bay city officials say they have been contacted by more than 40 people, including friends and family of those killed.