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    Post FF involved in fatal during response

    GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - A volunteer firefighter who struck and
    killed a mentally-disabled man had been responding to a report of a
    car fire before the accident, the Colorado State Patrol said.
    Rodney Roach, 40, of Eaton, was struck around 10:20 p.m.
    Thursday while walking on Weld County Road 51, troopers said.
    Roach's grandmother and caregiver, Rosa Spaustat, said she
    didn't blame the firefighter for the accident.
    "He (Roach) shouldn't have been out there at night," she said.
    Spaustat said Roach liked to feed nearby horses and other farm
    animals at night, despite her many warnings about the danger.
    "He had the IQ of a 6- or 8-year-old, but he was my right
    arm," Spaustat said.
    Pickup truck driver and Galeton Fire Department volunteer Bruce
    Walker, 54, of Eaton was responding with State Patrol troopers to
    the reported car fire. When no fire was found, they deactivated
    lights and sirens and resumed the posted speed limit of 55 mph,
    troopers said.
    The driver of the truck, Bruce Walker of Eaton, will not be
    charged in the death because it was "a terrible, unfortunate
    accident," said Galeton Fire Chief Clint Heidenreich.

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    Let the record show that someone is actually NOT getting sued.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    Originally posted by nmfire
    Let the record show that someone is actually NOT getting sued.
    Yet.

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    Originally posted by GeorgeWendtCFI


    Yet.
    I agree

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    Originally posted by nmfire
    Let the record show that someone is actually NOT getting sued.
    Charged? no, sued? That has yet to be seen.
    Be for Peace, but don't be for the Enemy!
    -Big Russ

    Learn from the mistakes of others; you won't live long enough to make them all yourself.

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    LOL....dont you people have anything else to do besides b*tch about our b*tching?

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