1. #1
    Permanently Removed
    CALFFBOU's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    CA
    Posts
    6,520

    Default 12/27- Riverside City, CA FF/PM Passes Away

    These type of postings are getting hard and harder to write. Today I learned another friend and former co-worker passed away from cancer.

    On Sunday, Riverside City Firefighter/Paramedic Eric Botkin passed succumbed to his fight with cancer. I do not know if this is classified as a LODD yet. More information to follow.

    You can read more about Eric and his journey at his blog- http://ericbotkin.blogspot.com

    Side note- I have been in the fire service about 23 years and this is another friend/co-worker that has passed away from cancer. With tears in my eyes, I just dont know what to say?

    Bou


    Eric Carl Botkin, 4-11-68 to 12-27-2009
    Fought a tough fight against cancer
    Passes away peacefully surrounded by family and friends, 10:30 pm


  2. #2
    Forum Member
    PaladinKnight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    2,413

    Default

    With tears in my eyes, I just dont know what to say?
    Words never seem to be right or enough. This is yet another tragic loss.

    Rest easy Firefighter/Paramedic Botkin, we'll carry it from here.
    HAVE PLAN.............WILL TRAVEL

  3. #3
    Forum Member
    RFD1067's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Riverside Ca.
    Posts
    157

    Default

    Eric will be missed by all of us at the RFD.
    RIP Eric.
    Don't worry about Hallie and Hunter, they will be taken care of by your RFD family.

  4. #4
    Forum Member
    RspctFrmCalgary's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Now in Victoria, BC. I'm from beautiful Jasper Alberta in the heart of the Can. Rockies - will always be an Albertan at heart!
    Posts
    6,329

    Default

    I'm so sorry for your loss, Brett.

    My deepest sympathies to the Riverside City Fire Department, Botkin family and Eric's friends and loved ones.

    Rest peacefully in the arms of the angels, Eric.

    Kind of hard to pass on my condolences to Bou considering the WT booted him off for some strange reason.

  5. #5
    Forum Member
    RFD1067's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Riverside Ca.
    Posts
    157

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by CALFFBOU View Post
    These type of postings are getting hard and harder to write. Today I learned another friend and former co-worker passed away from cancer.

    On Sunday, Riverside City Firefighter/Paramedic Eric Botkin passed succumbed to his fight with cancer. I do not know if this is classified as a LODD yet. More information to follow.

    You can read more about Eric and his journey at his blog- http://ericbotkin.blogspot.com

    Side note- I have been in the fire service about 23 years and this is another friend/co-worker that has passed away from cancer. With tears in my eyes, I just dont know what to say?

    Bou


    Eric Carl Botkin, 4-11-68 to 12-27-2009
    Fought a tough fight against cancer
    Passes away peacefully surrounded by family and friends, 10:30 pm

    This is a great picture of Eric and his son.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. World Of Fire Report: 04-17-05
    By PaulBrown in forum World of Fire Daily Report
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-21-2005, 08:05 PM
  2. Replies: 19
    Last Post: 04-06-2005, 09:54 PM
  3. Any sympathy for these guys?
    By CollegeBuff in forum Firefighters Forum
    Replies: 90
    Last Post: 08-20-2004, 11:02 AM
  4. World Of Fire Report: 06-17-04
    By PaulBrown in forum World of Fire Daily Report
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-18-2004, 09:10 AM
  5. World Of Fire Report: 04-04-04
    By PaulBrown in forum World of Fire Daily Report
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-05-2004, 09:45 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Log in

Click here to log in or register