Fallen Heroes

Below is a list of approved Fallen Hero memorials submitted by members, with the most recent appearing at the top of the list.
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TitleAuthorPostedMemorial
Kenneth YostDavid Dancy2018-06-26 The victims of the shootings at Kirkwood City Hall Thursday night were identified Friday as Kirkwood City Council members Connie Karr and Michael H.T. Lynch, Kirkwood Public Works Director Kenneth...
Harold "Gus" GustafsonJohn McCarty2018-07-06Harold "Gus" Gustafson I knew Gus almost all my life, growing up in Longmont, Colorado. He was the same age as my older brother, and Gus's brother was the same age as my younger brother. There wasn't...
Remembering a Fallen Hero, Mike McDanielThomas Collins2018-07-10Michael died a tragic death on the night of February 4th 2014 while repairing a water main leak in an open trench. He was working along side others in the trench when they were struck by a backhoe, injuring...
George HarrisElizabeth Vaughn2018-08-02George Harris was a dedicated operator with the Waste Management Division of Chesapeake Public Works. On October 3, 2017 while driving his garbage collection route, a vehicle leading police on a high...
Fallen but never forgttenJesse Wright2018-08-22Tom Hollihan was the kind of person that once you met you would not forget him. Tom always loved to tell a joke, share a story, or just have a conversation and still be one of the hardest workers in our...
John James DohertyDavid Dancy2018-09-21 On Wednesday, September 19, 2018, approximately 180 to 200 (not including the 25 City of Melrose vehicles) public works vehicles participated in a rolling tribute to John Doherty, City of Melrose Public...
Trent P. HainesBrian Funk2018-12-21 We lost co-worker Trent P. Haines to a workplace accident on December 27, 2017. Trent, 52, was the leader of a three-person crew that was loading road salt into the storage dome at the Public Works,...
A Friend To All!Glen-paul Edson2018-08-01Rafeal Ufret-Ortiz started his career with Pinellas County in Mosquito Control and Vegetation Management in 2002. He would work his way up to Senior Spray tech working for both Mosquito Control and Vegetation...
Salvatore Fidone IIIAustin Rowser2018-08-14We'd like to honor our friend and co-worker Salvatore Fidone III who was tragically killed while working on a pothole crew in January 2017. We miss you Sal.
A Heart of GoldRichard Merson2018-08-20David B. Fiske, age 57, of Norton, MA died unexpectedly following injuries sustained while operating a mower when the equipment rolled over operating on a slope at a town pump station. David grew up...
Loving and DevotedRichard Merson2018-08-20David J. McAdams Jr , 54 years old of Framingham, after suffering medical complications while on duty on March 28, 2017. David was an employee of the Newton Public Works Water Division for nearly 29...
Niles Won't ForgetFred Braun2018-08-22The Village of Niles will never forget.
In memory of Ed MalloyEd McGuire2018-08-23 Edgar H. Malloy passed away February 8, 2008 at 62 years of age. Ed was injured in a cooling tower accident on February 7, 2008 and died of his injuries the following day. Ed had worked for the City...
In Honor of James Adam VinsonKeith Bryant2018-08-01 The Bay County Road Department lost two of its own in 2017 to job site accidents. Richard “Doug” Robinson and James Vinson were well-liked and respected by their co-workers and colleagues,...
In Honor of Richard RobinsonKeith Bryant2018-08-01The Bay County Road Department lost two of its own in 2017 to job site accidents. Richard “Doug” Robinson and James Vinson were well-liked and respected by their co-workers and colleagues,...
Longmeadow, MA Tragic LossRichard Merson2018-08-20Warren was dedicated 29 year employee of the Longmeadow, MA Public Works Department serving as a Working Foreman in the Highway Division. He was tragically killed in the line of duty while plowing snow...
Cal Was the Real DealRichard Merson2018-08-20Robert B. "Cal" Callery, age 65 of Braintree, MA, died while on duty May 18, 2017 over night in a vehicle accident as a result of suffering a medical complication. Cal was a Highway Supervisor for the...
In Honor of Steve ChidesterCarl Schoedel2018-08-21Steve Chidester, age 44, was struck and killed while performing road repairs in a moving work zone for Kane County Division of Transportation (KDOT), Thursday, May 19, 2016. In a blink of an eye, a life...
John BeckmannJared Shilhanek2018-10-10John Beckmann was working at the West Bend Water Utility when he lost his life on duty working as a public servant. John died a tragic death on July 9, 2002 while repairing a fire hydrant in an open...
He cared about peopleRichard Merson2019-09-05Angelo, age 53, was fatally injured while servicing a trash transfer trailer on December, 19, 2018. Employed with the DPW for 22 years as a truck driver and Chief Mechanic co-workers described Angelo...
Westerly, RI second tragic deathRichard Merson2019-09-05Richard, age 64, was stricken, collapsed and died on January 7, 2019 while unloading his trash transfer trailer at the Central landfill in Johnston.