Oklahoma City police characterize fatal beating in Bricktown as tragic anomaly - Article Photos 19/20

Friends of Daniel Maxedon, including his girlfriend, Andrea Newcomb, 21, center, release 25 red balloons into the sky at the end of a memorial service for Maxedon. Nearly two dozen friends and co-workers of Daniel Lewis Maxedon gathered at an Elks Lodge in Midwest City Saturday afternoon, March 24, 2012, to recall and celebrate the life of this young man whose life ended tragically earlier this month. Maxedon died in Colorado on March 6, having remained in a coma caused by a severe head injury sustained when he was assaulted outside a Bricktown bar last November. The ceremony ended with each person holding red balloons and releasing 25 balloons into the clear blue sky, each balloon representing a year of Maxedon's life. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman