The officers and members of the McCook Metals Emergency Response Team wish to express their condolences to the family and the Chicago Fire Department on this tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Lt. Tommy Leerschen
McCook Metals LLC
Emergency Response Team
ON BEHALF OF THE MADDISO JEFFERSON DIVISION OF FIRE, SOUTHEAST OHIO EMS. GALLIA CO. EMS AND RESCUE AND MEIGS CO. EMS I WISH TO OFFER OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO THE FAMILY AND BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF YET ANATHER WARRIOR TAKEN TO GODS ARMS BY THE BEAST.
T. SHOPE FF/EMTP
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of LT.Merrell as well as to the brother's of Truck 24 who were injured.LT.Merrell will never be forgotten and may god watch over him as well as the brother's who are recovering from this tragedy.
Jay McCarthy ENGINE 11
New Haven Fire Dept.
I.A.F.F. LOCAL 825
On behalf ofthe members on the North Star VFD in North Pole, Alaska our hearts and prayers once again go out for the tragic loss of a Brother.
Chaplain Jeff Turkel
North Star VFD
Nort Pole, Alaska
On behalf of the Thomaston FD,Maine, I send
our thoughts and prayers to the family of
Lt.Murrell and the members of the Chicago FD.
We also pray for the recovery of the other
injuried firefighters. God bless you all.
My condolences to the family, close friends & the crew of Lt Merrel. Even from over the water this loss can be felt.
I am sure that he will greatly be missed by all those who had the pleasure to know him. He will always be with you, in your memories. Never let that go.
Will be thinking of you during this sad time.
Green Pond Fire & Rescue Department sends it condolences to the family of Lt. Merrell and to the members of the Chicago Fire Department.
Andrew "Andy" Coe
Green Pond Fire & Rescue Department
The members of the Crisfield Fire Department would like to express our most profound and heartfelt sympathy for the tragic loss of Brother Lt. Merrell. May God bless the family and friends, as well as the brothers and sisters of the Chicago Fire Department.
Crifield Fire Dept.
Crisfield, MD 21817
On behalf of the Guthrie Center Vol. Fire Dept., we want to send our condolences to the family, friends of Lt. Merrell and also to the members of the Chicago Fire Dept. May God bless you all.
On behalf of the members of the Orange Virginia Volunteer Fire Company, I extend my heartfelt sympathies to the family and fellow firefighters. It is a true tragedy. May God Bless!
The members of the Old Bridge Vol. Fire Department East Brunswick Fire Dist. #1 send there regards to the families of Chicago Ladder 24. May God watch over you all.
JR. Fire Fighter
East Brunswick, NJ
The thoughts and prayers of the Clinton Volunteer Fire Department are with the Chicago Fire Department in their time of need. It is trully tragic to lose one of our own and to know that another is not doing very well. We will keep you and your families in our thoughts. God Bless Americas Bravest.
Clinton Volunteer Fire Department
From the brothers and sisters of the Layton Fire Dept. we send our love and prayers to the members of the Chicago F.D. on their lost . May God bless and be with them and the families of the fallen and injured.
On behalf of IAFF Local 12, Wheeling Firefighters. We deeply regret to hear about the death of our brother in Chicago IAFF Local 2. We hope that you all may somehow find the strength you need to get through this tragedy. May god bless all of our brothers, and all of the lieutenants family.
Burnie Yoho (member)
IAFF Local 12
The members of Greenwood Vol Fire Co., Greenwood, Delaware wish to express their condolences to the family, friends, and members of Chicago Fire Department at the loss of their brother firefighter. Having recently lost one of our own, we understand the feelings your department is experiencing. If we can assist in anyway, please contact use, 302-349-4529
The Members of Greenwood Fire Dept.
Please Lord, help the firefighters of Chicago and the families know that their loved ones are with you. Let them have peace in their hearts and to know they are helping us in your way.
The members of the Darien Fire Department wish to send our sincere condolences to the Chicago Fire Depatment and to the family and friends of Fire Lt. L.C. Murrell. May God ease your pain and continue on in dedication to him.
Darien Fire Department
Darien Center, New York
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The members of the Highland, Indiana Fire Department in Northwest Indiana send our deepest sympathy to the family of Lt. Merrell, Truck #24 and the Chicago Fire Department. This tragic death, especially so near to our Department, tears away a piece of our heart that can never be replaced. Remember that the LT. is now a member of our guardian angel brigade.
Ronald E. Staroscsak
Engineer, Central Station
Highland, Indiana Fire Dept.