A one-time high school cheerleader, Bailey Schweitzer of Bakersfield, Calif., went to the Route 91 Harvest Festival to see some of her favorite acts. On social media, the 20-year-old often posted photos from Bakersfield Speedway, a dirt auto-racing track that her family owns. “No one could possibly have a bad day when Bailey was around,” said Fred Brakeman, chief executive of Infinity Communications and Consulting Inc., where Schweitzer was a receptionist. “Bailey was always the ray of sunshine.”
Thomas Day Jr.
Thomas Day Jr., 54, of Coronoa, Calif., was a big country music fan, so there was no doubt he’d go to the Las Vegas festival and that he’d take his whole family with him. Struggling to speak, his father, Thomas Day Sr., said none of his grandchildren was hit, but his son was. A friend rushed Day Jr. to a hospital, but there was nothing doctors could do. Day Sr. said his son had been hit in the head. “He was just a fun-loving boy, a great family man who loved to spend time with his family,” he said.
Stacee Etcheber, 50, of Novato, Calif., was listed as missing for hours before her family heard the worst: The mother of two was dead. At the concert, her husband — a San Francisco police officer — told her to hide, then to run, as he helped a concertgoer who had been shot, said Al Etcheber, her brother-in-law. But then for “a grueling 15 hours,” her husband, Vincent Etcheber, waited to hear from Stacee, who was not carrying an ID. Al Etcheber said Stacee, who worked as a hairdresser, was “tough as nails and just the salt of the earth.”
Members of the Shippensburg Greyhound Wrestling team in southern Pennsylvania immediately started a GoFundMe page to help the family of their coach Bill Wolfe. They quickly exceeded the goal of $10,000 after the page was shared hundreds of times on social media. Wolfe and his wife, Robyn, were celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary, the Chambersburg Public Opinion reported. He worked for several years for a central Pennsylvania engineering firm. Wolfe initially was listed as missing Monday.
Angela “Angie” Gomez graduated from Riverside (Calif.) Poly High School in 2015, where she was a cheerleader. School staff remembered her as a “fun-loving young lady with a great sense of humor.” She participated in the Riverside Children’s Theater and was involved in choir. The Riverside Unified School District said Gomez was a hard worker who “always challenged herself academically.” Friend Lupe Avila wrote in a tribute to Gomez online that she was a “cheerful young lady with a warm heart and loving spirit.”
Off-duty Las Vegas police officer and youth football coach Charleston Hartfield, 34, was known as a selfless, respected leader who brought out the best in his players. Troy Rhett, a friend through football, said he texted Hartfield when he heard about the shooting but never heard back. Hartfield was a military veteran and leaves behind a son and a daughter, Rhett said. He is listed as the author of a book titled “Memoirs of a Public Servant” about his time as a police officer.