Hilltop man who died from heroin overdose, remembered during anti-drug march

A week after Jacob McIntyre died from a heroin overdose in his Hilltop home, friends and family hit the streets to send a strong message to users.

“It just didn’t work out for him, now he’s gone, I want people to realize this is real,” said Shannon Escalona, McIntyre’s sister.”

The night before the 24-year-old was to be laid to rest, his family and friends walked his Hilltop neighborhood, wearing his favorite color blue and tying red ribbons on trees and light posts to stop the dealers who are getting people hooked on heroin.

“No more people need to die,” said Janae Webb-Dennis, McIntyre’s sister-in-law, “nobody needs to lose a family member, no one needs to lose a life.”

A community message, neighbors say is long overdue.

“We’ve got hookers and heroin, it is really bad,” said Connie Johnson.

“I think it’s great,” said Jeff Baker, as he watched the marchers walk past his South Ogden home.

“i just hope this saves one life,” said Escalona.

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