Fallen Heroes Friday (March 2, 2018)

HONORING:

Sergeant Mark J. Baserman
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Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Monday, February 26, 2018

AGE: 61

TOUR: 11 years
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DETAILS:

Sergeant Mark Baserman succumbed to injuries sustained when he was attacked by an inmate at State Correctional Institute-Somerset on February 15th, 2018.

The inmate, who was serving a life sentence for first-degree murder, attacked Sergeant Baserman as he sat the officer's desk in a housing unit's day room. Earlier in the day, Sergeant Baserman had confiscated a towel being used by the inmate to obscure his bunk. The inmate punched Sergeant Baserman in the head numerous times then continued to kick him in the head after he fell to the ground.

Another officer who came to Sergeant Baserman's aid was also attacked before the inmate was subdued.

Sergeant Baserman was transported to a local hospital where he remained until succumbing to his injuries.

Sergeant Baserman was a U.S Army veteran and had served with the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections for 11 years.

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HONORING:

Lieutenant Volunteer Firefighter Casey Stephen Kuhns
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Morrisville Fire Department, Vermont

End of Watch: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

AGE: 30

TOUR: 12 years
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DETAILS:

On February 27, at 1526hrs, Lieutenant Casey Stephen Kuhns responded to a motor vehicle crash. Later that day, Lieutenant Kuhns participated in fire department training that ended at approximately 2130hrs. At 0600hrs on February 28, Lieutenant Kuhns was found deceased at home from a nature and cause of fatal injury still to be reported. Incident Location: 101 Foss Street, Morrisville, VT 05661

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HONORING:

Assistant Fire Chief Christopher Pryor
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LaVale Volunteer Fire Department, Maryland

End of Watch: Wednesday, February 25, 2018

AGE: 46

TOUR: 30 years
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DETAILS:

After returning home from an early morning response for a motor vehicle crash, Assistant Fire Chief Christopher Pryor complained to his wife that he was not feeling well. According to reports from FirefighterCloseCalls.com, Chief Pryor's wife then took him to the emergency room where, upon arrival, he collapsed. Despite all efforts to revive him, Assistant Fire Chief Pryor passed away from a nature and cause of fatal injury still to be reported.

Incident Location: 511 National Hwy, LaVale, MD

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May you be at rest.

This information is supplied by the Officer Down Memorial Page (www.odmp.org) and the U.S. Fire Administration (www.apps.usfa.fema.gov).