Asst. Chief Michael "Caveman" Salyer of Oil Springs (KY) Fire & Rescue passed away early this morning after a very long and very brave battle with scleroderma. Caveman was at UK Hospital waiting on a double lung transplant, which represented his best hope for survival.
He is survived by his wife, Tracy, son Tristan and daughter Lauryn. Arrangements are pending.
I have known Caveman for many years and through mutual aid have fought many fires alongside him. He was a dedicated husband, dad, and firefighter, and a rock solid man. His is a great loss to his family, department, and community.
Rest in peace, old buddy.
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06-30-2011, 04:11 PM #1
In Memory of Michael Salyer, Oil Springs VFD"Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.Ē
--General James Mattis, USMC
06-30-2011, 09:54 PM #2
....rfb...."I was always taught..." Four words impacting fire service education in the most negative of ways. -Bill Carey
07-01-2011, 09:05 AM #3
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Sounds like a great man - just remember , his teachings and actions live on.?
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