Thousands Worth of Equipment Stolen From Texas FD

The Leroy-Axtell Volunteer Fire Department is without close to $3,000 worth of equipment and gear after their station was broken into over the weekend.


The Leroy-Axtell Volunteer Fire Department is without close to $3,000 worth of equipment and gear after their station was broken into over the weekend.

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Fire Chief Scott Garner told KXXV-TV a thief or thieves broke into the Firehouse either late Saturday night or early Sunday morning.

In total, a bunker coat, fire helmet, EMS airway bag, EMS trauma bag and an AED are missing.

Two other helmets, pants and a pair of boots were recovered after they apparently fell off of the thief's truck.

"It disappoints us all that someone would stoop to the level of stealing from a volunteer fire department," Garner told the news station. "Especially a small one like we are."

He said that the loss will take the department longer to arrive on the scene and that it could take the department a month to replace the equipment.

Garner said that he hopes the stolen items are returned soon.

The McLennan County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating the break-in.