03-09-2000, 01:31 AM #51S. SpainFirehouse.com Guest
Our heart felt sorrow and prayers go out to the families of our fallen brothers and to our brothers & sisters of the Memphis Fire and Police Depts. We grieve with you. The Professional Firefighters of Kitsap County IAFF L-2819
03-09-2000, 01:44 AM #52tunndkFirehouse.com Guest
My sincere condolences to all involved in this terrible tragedy. May you all receive the peace that only the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ, can give. I will be praying for you all and may God bless you in these extremely hard times.
03-09-2000, 02:32 AM #53CMWOFBPDFirehouse.com Guest
MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILIES, FRIENDS AND COWORKERS OF THE LIVES LOST TODAY IN SUCH A TERRIBLE INCIDENT.
LETS NOT FORGET THE ONES WHO HAVE TO STAY IN TOTAL CONTROL DURING THESE AWFUL SITUATIONS, YOUR DISPATCHERS. BEING A DISPATCHER MYSELF, THIS IS A TERRIBLE SITUATION ONE THAT I HAVE YET TO DEAL WITH, THANK GOD. MY HEART IS WITH THE MEMPHIS DISPATCHERS WHO ARE LESS FORTUNATE THAN I AM. KEEP IT TOGETHER AND MAY GOD BE WITH YOU AND YOURS AS YOUR DEPARTMENTS DEAL WITH SUCH A LOST OF THREE WONDERFUL MEN WHO WERE OUT TO PROTECT AND SERVE THEIR COMMUNITY.
YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS,
MAY GOD BE WITH YOU,
03-09-2000, 04:23 AM #54Rizz257Firehouse.com Guest
It is with great sadness that we must do this all to often...we the members of Heavy Rescue Co1 of Elmont wish to express our condolences to the families and friends of the two firefighters and the sheriff's deputy in Memphis.To pass while fighting a fire is a risk that is known to firefighters,but to be shot down is unthinkable. May the Supreme Chief watch over the families of these three fine brothers,and give all the emergency workers the power and will to continue to do the job as well as it has been done this far.God Bless those who have passed and give us the strength to continue.
Peter A Rizzo
Heavy Rescue Co1
Elmont FD Elmont NY
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03-09-2000, 05:20 AM #55Les.HFirehouse.com Guest
We expect to put our lives at risk but not for something like this. A total waste of lives.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those who fell in the line of duty.
Kindest regards & stay safe.
Les, UK Sub Officer, Fire & Rescue
03-09-2000, 06:43 AM #56Ladder66Firehouse.com Guest
Horrible news to discover...
All of us at Fairfax/Madison Place Fire-Rescue wish to extend our very deepest sympathy to the families, friends and colleagues of the slain Memphis Firefighters, and Shelby County Deputy. All of you are in our every thought and prayer...
For those who suffer,
and those who cry this night,
give them repose, Lord;
a pause in their burdens.
Let there be minutes
where they experience peace,
not of man
but of angels.
Love them, Lord,
when others cannot.
Hold them, Lord,
when we fail with human arms.
Hear their prayers
and give them the ability to hear You back
in whatever language they best understand.
God bless you all...
Lt. Mark Milliron
Fairfax/Madison Place Fire-Rescue
03-09-2000, 07:14 AM #57TeeJayFirehouse.com Guest
On behalf of the Brookline, NH Fire Dept. I offer sympathy and condolences to the families of those slain and to the Memphis FD. LODD's are tough enough to deal with, but these circumstances are something we would never expect or anticipate. We should never have to deal with this. My prayers are with our brothers and sisters in Memphis.
03-09-2000, 07:43 AM #58ltfirewesFirehouse.com Guest
The thoughts and prayers of all Richmond Firefighters go out to the families and friends of the victims of the Memphis tradedy, and especially to those of the brother firefighters and police officer senselessy murdered. Our prayers are with you.
03-09-2000, 07:55 AM #59ResQRevFirehouse.com Guest
03-09-2000, 08:14 AM #60Lt OvermyerFirehouse.com Guest
The pain that your feeling and the emotions that are running rapid through you, are also being felt by all firefighters. I can only offer pray for you.
I wish I could do more. But as time goes on lessons will be learned from this tragic incident, and we will all grow from it.
Keep your heads held high, We our the bravest in the world. God be with you in your tragic loss, protect you, and guide you in the right path. We love each and every one of you.
Your brother in the fire service and your brother in Christ Jesus,
Lt. Brett J Overmyer
Carmel Fire Department
03-09-2000, 08:18 AM #61BCFD FF PMFirehouse.com Guest
My deepest sympathy goes out to the Family of
the Firefighters, and fellow brothers/Sisters of Memphis, FD.
Its a shame and a sad comentary of what our
society has lowered itself too. Its hard enough to deal with the loss of brothers and sisters fighting fires, now we have to worry about getting slain by gunfire by those we have chosen to protect and serve. A sad, sad,
state of affair. Again my deepest sympathy to all this personally effects
03-09-2000, 08:22 AM #62truckie1794Firehouse.com Guest
It is with the deepest regret and a tremendous amount of frustration that we acknowledge the supreme sacrifice made by 2 brother firefighters and a brother law enforcement officer in Memphis. On behalf of the Porter VFD, Texas, I wish to offer our deepest condolences to the families, co-workers and friends of these brave gentlemen.
Captain, Porter VFD, Texas
03-09-2000, 08:32 AM #63dennishaightFirehouse.com Guest
Firefighters risk their lives to help people. Only God can explain this tragedy. May those of us who remain carry out our duties with greater spirt, in their memory
03-09-2000, 08:38 AM #64Bob SnyderFirehouse.com Guest
Our sincerest condolences to the families, friends and fellow firefighters of our fallen brothers in Memphis, from the officers, crew and families of the Friendship Fire Company #2 of Mohnton, PA.
03-09-2000, 08:54 AM #65HotstuffFirehouse.com Guest
Our sincerest condolences from Local #2141 -Alexandria Virginia Firefighters. The deaths of two brother firefighters and a deputy sheriff is very sad to hear about. Our thoughts and prayers go out to their families and friends. We, as firefighters, are supposed to be tough,rugged people. When I saw this morning how these men had died tragically doing their jobs ...... I cried !
03-09-2000, 08:56 AM #66Capt-EJ12Firehouse.com Guest
It is of great sorrow, to the Richmond Virginia Department of Fire and Emergency Services, to learn of the untimely deaths of Fire Lieutenant Javier Lerma, Firefighter William Blakemore, Sheriff Deputy Rupert Peete and that of MS Stacey Williams.
We all have all lost another member of our great family.
There are never the correct words to say at this time of why? Please accept this Department's sincere sympathy and condolences to the family of the lost members and to the members of the Memphis Fire Department and the Shelby County Sheriff's Department.
May God bless all Firefighters and Law Enforcement Officers. Stay Safe and Well.
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03-09-2000, 09:28 AM #67ScooterFirehouse.com Guest
There are no words that can remotely express our feelings.
There are no actions we can perform to right this wrong.
Our thoughts and prayers are our intercession to our heavenly father for our fallen brothers.
May God keep them close to his loving presence.
Chief Lake Shore VFD
03-09-2000, 09:41 AM #68mludwickFirehouse.com Guest
TO THE MEMBERS OF THE MEMPHIS FIRE DEPARTMENT
THE OFFICERS AND MEMBERS OF THE BETHEL TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT, CLARK COUNTY, OHIO SEND THEIR SINCERE CONDOLENCES AND SYMPATHY TO THE DEPARTMENT AND ESPECIALLY TO THE FAMILIES OF LT. JAVIER LERMA, PVT. WILLIAM BLAKEMORE AND DEPUTY RUPERT PEETE. KNOW THAT OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU TODAY AND WILL BE WITH YOU THROUGH THOSE TOUGH DAYS AHEAD. GOD GRANT THEM ETERNAL PEACE AND WRAP THEIR FAMILIES IN HIS EVER LOVING ARMS.
03-09-2000, 09:50 AM #6921TFDFirehouse.com Guest
On behalf of all the members of the Troy, Ohio Fire Dpartment, I wish to extend our deepest sympathies to the families of the two fallen Memphis Fire Fighters who were so needlessly taken from them. Our thoughts and prayers are also with the Brothers & Sisters of the MFD who lost their co-workers in this senseless act. As the eyes of the nation turn their attention to you, I wish that you all may be comforted by the thoughts and prayers of this country's Fire Fighting Family. May God bless you all and keep you from harm.
03-09-2000, 10:07 AM #70kajonesFirehouse.com Guest
I am a resident of Memphis, TN and am just sick about this whole situation. I want to express my deepest sympathies to the families and friends of these brave men. Its a shame that these two men were calling their duty and were taken in such a horrific crime. May God Bless you keep you all safe!! My prayers are with you all.
03-09-2000, 10:10 AM #71Amy RichardsonFirehouse.com Guest
I would just like to send out my most heartfelt sympathies. My husband is also a Memphis Fire Fighter. I can't possibly imagine the grief these families must be going thru. I do understand where they are coming from. Please remember that these guys were only at that place at that time b/c God wanted them there. There is a reason for every thing that happens. I know that is easy for me to say, but it is true. I just pray that God can give you the strength to make it thru these horrible times. Just remember that our prayers are with you and we love you guys.
Wife of a Firefighter
03-09-2000, 10:12 AM #72KobersteenFirehouse.com Guest
On behalf of the nearly 3,000 members of the Houston (Texas) Professional Fire Fighters Association - IAFF Local 341, we want to extend our sincere condolences to the men and women of the Memphis Fire Department. May God watch over you and your families in your time of need.
Houston (TX) Fire Department www.local341.org
03-09-2000, 10:13 AM #73Chris_CallsenFirehouse.com Guest
Sometimes, words simply do not allow us to express the feelings that come when looking at such an incredible, senseless tragedy.
The Travis County Department of Emergency Services expresses our deepest respect and sorrow for the members, families, and friends of the Memphis Fire Department and the Shelby County Sherriff's Office. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and our pain is only surpassed by your own.
Christian E. Callsen, Jr., LP
Director, Department of Emergency Services
Travis County, Texas
(512) 236-6471 Fax
(512) 802-0190 Pager
03-09-2000, 10:29 AM #74Judy MartinezFirehouse.com Guest
I AM THE MOTHER OF A FIREFIGHTER, AND MY CONDOLENCES GOR OUT TO THE ENTIRE FAMILIES OF THE FIREFIGHTERS AND POLICE OFFICER KILLED IN MEMPHIS.
YOU WOULD NOT IMAGINE GOING TO A FIRE CALL AND BEING SHOT. IT IS A SAD DAY FOR ALL GOD HELP US AND GOD BE WITH THE FAMILIES.
MOTHER OF A FIREFIGHTER
03-09-2000, 10:51 AM #75brentley73Firehouse.com Guest
As a former FF/Paramedic at Memphis Fire Department, I express my deepest and most sincere sympathy to all the family members of the victims. I hope that all employees at MFD are able to pull through these difficult times. My thoughts are with each and everyone of you in your time of grief. This was my shift that I worked on and it hit me very hard. Better days are sure to come, and stay strong and support each other in your time of grief. My prayers are with you even though I am no longer one of you.
Union City, Tn
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