September 29, 2012

Justin Townsend - Firefighter - Delaware

Junior Firefighter Justin Townsend, age 17, died on September 27, 2012, north of Selbyville, Delaware.

Justin was a junior member of the Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Department. He had one year of service with the Department. 

Justin was dispatched to an outside fire in a wooded area just outside of town limits. While en route to Station 73 in a personal vehicle, Justin Townsend was fatally injured in a motor vehicle crash. He was a passenger in a pick-up truck. The driver of the truck, John Morton Jr., was treated for minor injuries and released from hospital. 

The vehicle spun out on a curve and struck a utility pole. Justin was pronounced deceased at the scene of the accident. It has not been determined if speed is a factor in this crash. 

Saint Florian, Patron
Saint of Firefighters,
pray for Justin
Justin was in the 11th grade at Sussex Tech High School. He was due to be voted into the volunteer fire department's senior membership next month after completing all state training to be an interior firefighter. 

Fire Department officials stated that Justin was a good guy who liked to help others and that he will be greatly missed. 

Justin is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his father who is also a volunteer firefighter.

Pray for all who die young and suddenly. They are with us one minute and gone the next. 

Pray for all who die in the line of duty. 

Let us pray that Justin Townsend is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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