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March 19, 2012

Jason Murphy - Firefighter - Colorado

Firefighter Jason Murphy died on March 16, 2012, in Aurora, Colorado. 

Jason was an engineer with the Aurora Fire Department. He had been with the Department since 2003. 

Jason was bicycling to work at 7:30 a.m. when he was struck by a pickup truck at an intersection. The driver of the pickup truck said that he couldn't see that he had a red light and couldn't see Jason on his bicycle because of the morning sun in his eyes. Jason was transported to a local hospital where he passed away.

The driver has been arrested for careless driving resulting in a death. 
Saint Florian, patron Saint of
Firefighters, pray for Jason

God help us. Has nobody heard of sunglasses?

Fire department comrades said that Jason was an amazing person, who was a colleague and a great friend. 

Jason is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his father, Harold Murphy; his wife and 2 daughters, Bridget and Natalie. 

Let us pray to God the Father, Jesus, all of the saints and all of the angels that Jason Murphy is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your remark about "hasn't anybody heard of sunglasses.". I have visited the accident site three times, one before sunrise. The sun does in fact rise directly east of accident site. But, many comments suggest Driver could not see traffic light. Well, that School Crossing is very well marked with two Traffic Lights above road, and one on post, lower than other lights. Hasn't anybody heard of putting sunvisor down? And, Driver's daughter went to Summit Elementary school as I was told in person a few days after accident. And, Driver probably entered E. Quincy Ave(eastbound) about 420 feet from accident site. Harold Murphy(father of Jason Murphy)

Anonymous said...

Hindsight is 20/20!

Sanctuary of Mary said...

What do you mean that hindsight is 20-20? Are you referring to the wearing of sunglasses?

If you are driving a vehicle and the sunlight obscures your vision so badly that you can't see on-coming cars, on-coming pedestrians, on-coming bicyclists, or anyone else, what the hell are you doing without sunglasses?

Are you going to mow down everyone in your path because you won't go to Wal-Mart and buy 10 dollar sunglasses?

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, pray for us. God help us all.

God save us from those who rely on "hindsight" instead of "foresight". Amen.

RDC said...

Mr Murphy, I am sorry for your loss. I can't imagine the pain associated with the loss of a child or spouse. You and you family are pursuing a criminal case against Mr Nale, why? It has been determined an accident and he was doing nothing negligent. Do you really need revenge so badly that you try to send a single father of 2 to prison? His son is autistic and is in and out of Children's Hospital all the time. He works hard just to put food on the table for his children. He, more than anyone, would like to be able to right this wrong. I know your son died of complications while on the operating table... He and everyone else believed he was going to be fine after his leg fracture was repaired. Destroying another man's life will only cause more suffering.