Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Trained Spotter/Firefighter/Hero Dies

Tyler Casey, 21, passed away Monday from injuries received in the line of duty. Casey was a trained storm spotter and a volunteer firefighter. He was out there protecting people at his own cost, and in the end, he paid the ultimate price. He was a very brave man, and a hero.

On Saturday June 10th, Tyler was storm spotting for the Seneca Area Fire Protection District at Missouri Highway 43 and Iris road in Newton County when he saw the mile wide EF-4 tornado approaching. Instead of moving to safety, Casey started warning those around him, and was unable to escape the storm. He is credited with saving at least 3 lives while giving his own.

Casey leaves behind a 2 year old daughter, and an expecting fiance. Tyler, I salute you for your bravery and commitment to protecting others. Godspeed my friend.

News Story About Tyler

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