March 27, 2015

Daryl Gordon - Firefighter Fatality - Cincinnati, Ohio

Firefighter Daryl Gordon, age 54, died in the line of duty on March 26, 2015, at a hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. 
Daryl Gordon

Firefighter Gordon was a member of the Cincinnati Fire Department.  He had 29 years of service. He was assigned to Department's Heavy Rescue 14. 

On March 26, 2015,  Daryl responded with other firefighters to a four alarm fire call to an apartment fire in the Madisonville district of Cincinatti. He was working on the evacuation of residents from the building when somehow he fell down an elevator shaft. He was rushed to a local hospital where tragically he succumbed to his injuries. 

It is believed that in the smoke Daryl may have mistaken the elevator door for an apartment door. The circumstances of the accident are under investigation.

The Cincinnati Fire Department is in mourning over the death of their brother. He was a brave and committed firefighter who put himself in harm's way in the performance of his duties.  He had an upbeat attitude and was well-liked by his peers. He will be forever remembered.
Florian, Patron Saint of
Firefighters, pray for Daryl and
for those who have lost him

Friends describe him as a big man with a big heart. Even when he was a young kid he was hardworking and generous. He liked to cook.  He had a sense of humor and was a jokester. He was protective of others.

Daryl's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

Daryl is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his wife and two daughters.

Thank you for your service, Daryl.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

Pray for all who die by misadventure.  They are with us one moment and are gone before we can say goodbye.

Pray that Daryl is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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