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    Just lost one of our longtime Captains at my combination department today to cancer. He was moved to a hospice facility less than 2 weeks ago, so we knew this was coming.

    Captain Merritt had 20 plus years in the fire service as a volunteer with about 10 at the rank of Captain. He also worked full-time for several years in the EMS field.

    His son was hired as a Shreveport firefighter a little more than a year ago. He is still a volunteer with my department.

    His wife was moved into the same hospice facility a week ago for cancer as well, and likely will also pass in the very near future.

    Please keep his family in your prayers
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    Condolences to the families and all.
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    That sucks, sorry to hear that. condolences to the family and friends.
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    Thoughts go out to your department was well as Captain Merritt's family.
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    One of our guys here is under Hospice Care.......... May Captain Merritt rest in Peace. And may his Family, at home and in the Fire Service, also rest easier, knowing that his pain is lifted. God Bless them.
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    Thank you.

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    My condolences to the family of Captain Merritt and his family. Especially with the double tragedy of both husband and wife suffering from cancer. I will keep them in my thoughts and close to my heart.
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    Sorry to hear that Brother. Please give my condolences to Capt. Merritt and his family.
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    My condolences as well.

    I'm always glad to hear that hospice has become involved with those who are nearing the end. Nobody wants anyone to go, but they seem to have a way to make it easier to deal with.
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    My condolences to the family of the CAptain and to you and your department. I'm sure he will be missed very much.

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    Condolences to the Merritt family and Bossier Parish District 1...

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    My condolences to his family, friends and co-workers.

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    Sorry for your loss, LA. Condolences to the family, friends, and Department.

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    Thank you.

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    Sorry for your loss. Condolences to the family and Brother firefighters.

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    He is in the arms of the lord now.

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    Sorry for your loss..

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    Rest in peace Captain.
    May his wife & family find solace in the knowledge that he is no longer in pain.

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    Bob - condolences to the Merrit family - both blood and Brother/sisterhood.....

    May his wife find peace also.....

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    I'm sorry it always hurts regardless of the situation and nobody can take that pain away.

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    La, my condolences in this time of your loss. May the family and friends of Capt. Merritt find solace in this time of grieving.
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