Conn. Firefighter Killed by Falling Tree

Easton Lt. Russell Neary was working to remove debris from a roadway.


An Easton firefighter died after a tree limb fell on him about 7:45 p.m. Monday.

Lt. Russell Neary was a life-long resident of Easton and a 13-year veteran of the volunteer fire department, according to Selectman Robert Lessler. His brother is Easton Fire Marshal Peter Neary.

Neary was working to remove debris from a roadway when he was struck near Judd Road.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy met with Easton firefighters Tuesday to offer condolences.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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