Firefighters, loved ones gather to say goodbye to Chief Gary Sacco

Mar 17, 2019 57

BY: LIndsey Mills

For the second time in as many weeks, Maine's firefighting community is saying goodbye to one of their own. It was less than one week ago when firefighters from all over the state came out to the funeral services of Capt. Joel Barnes. It was during those services when Oxford Fire Chief, Gary Sacco, fell ill. The 63-year-old was rushed to a nearby hospital where he died.

“To lose one of our own is difficult and to lose the leader of your organization is that much more difficult,” said Shawn Cordwell, Deputy Fire Chief of the Oxford Fire Department. “We were constantly trying to improve our science and improve our job for the safety of the membership as well as our citizens.”

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SOURCE: https://www.newscentermaine.com/

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