May 25, 2015

Jason Farley - Firefighter fatality in Claremore, Oklahoma

Captain Jason Farley died in the line of duty on May 23, 2015, in Claremore, Oklahoma. 

Jason Farley
Captain Farley was a member of the Claremore Fire Department. He had almost 20 years of service. 

Claremore is a city of just over 19,000 people in Rogers County, Oklahoma. 

Parts of Oklahoma were subjected to torrential downpours and during the late evening of May 23rd Jason and other firefighters were responding to flash flooding calls on the west side of town.

Jason was attempting to rescue people inside several duplexes where the water was high. You couldn't see where the ditches were.  Suddenly, the waters pulled him into a storm drain.  Other firefighters worked all night to try to find him but were unable to reach him in time. 

Tragically he died at the scene. 

Another firefighter, Zane James, rushed in to help and was also pulled into the drain but was able to reach safety. 

Florian, Patron Saint of
Firefighters, pray for Jason
and for those who have lost
Local residents in the flood zone were thankful for the help they received but were greatly saddened to learn of Jason's death. 

The Claremore Fire Department is in mourning over the death of their brother. He loved his job.  He just wanted to help those in his community. He will be forever remembered.

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

Jason is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members who will forever miss him.

Thank you for your service to the community, Jason. 

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

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