Fallen Heroes (May 3, 2019)

HONORING:

Driver/Engineer Michael Watkins
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Northeast Lakeside Fire Department, Arkansas

End of Watch: Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Age: 75

Tour: Unknown

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DETAILS:

On April 21, 2019, Driver/Engineer Michael Watkins was responding to a brush fire when he suffered a heart attack. He was immediately taken to the hospital where he passed away on April 24, 2019.

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HONORING:

Conservation Officer Eugene Wynn, Jr.
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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - Enforcement Division, Minnesota

End of Watch: Friday, April 19, 2019

Age: 43

Tour: 18 years

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DETAILS:

Conservation Officer Eugene Wynn drowned in Cross Lake after being thrown from a boat at approximately 7:45 pm.

He and a Pine County sheriff's deputy were responding to a report of a possible body floating in the lake. They had just left the boat launch when they were both thrown out of the boat into the frigid waters. Deputies on the shore attempted to reach them in a rowboat but Officer Wynn slipped below the surface and did not resurface. They were able to rescue the deputy, who was treated at a local hospital.

Officer Wynn, badge number 445 and station number K297, had served with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for 18 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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HONORING:

Firefighter/EMT Brad Gregrich
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Desoto County Fire Rescue, Florida

End of Watch: Saturday, April 27, 2019

Age: 30

Tour: Unknown

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DETAILS:

On April 14, 2019, while on-duty at the fire station, Firefighter/EMT Brad Gregrich complained to his co-worker that he wasn’t feeling well, with a headache and feeling tired. The next morning, returning home after his shift, Firefighter/EMT Gregrich was still ill. His wife transported him to the hospital. The hospital then released him after an evaluation. He returned home but became unresponsive and 9-1-1 was called. He was rushed back to the hospital where he suffered a major stroke and never regained consciousness. He passed away at the hospital on Saturday, April 27, 2019.

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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).

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