We are sad to announce that Firefighter Mike Lee of Engine Company 2 passed away unexpectedly on July 22, 2013
Firefighter Lee collapsed suddenly while walking with his son near their home. He was just 44 years old.
Mike gave almost 25 years of his life in service as a firefighter. He also gave of his spare time as a member of the Department's Honor Guard and as the caretaker for our vintage Seagrave ladder truck, maintaining it and driving it in parades and other public events.
His fellow firefighters are now helping his family coordinate services, which will take place next week. It is fair to say that he was one of the kindest and gentlest individuals among us, and a loyal friend. Godspeed, Mike
The last thing you want to hear is that a firefighter Line of Duty Death was "preventable." "avoidable." "unnecessary." "in vain."
It means somebody screwed up.
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