September 24, 2015

Barry Miller - Firefighter Fatality - Bergen, New York

Firefighter Barry Miller, age 50, died on September 23, 2015, at a hospital in Batavia, New York.

Firefighter Miller was a volunteer member of the Bergen Fire Department. He was the
Barry Miller
Assistant Chief of EMS and a Firefighter. He was also the Genesee County coroner.

Bergen is a town in Genesee County, New York, with a population of just over 3,000.

Barry owned Miller's Millworks in Bergen. He had been a volunteer EMT and firefighter for 31 years.

Just before 7:30 a.m., Barry was a passenger in an ambulance with two other volunteer members of the fire department who were responding to an emergency call for a man who was having chest pain. They were driving through Riga, New York when the ambulance ran into a slow moving backhoe.

The driver of the backhoe, the driver of the ambulance and both passengers in the ambulance were taken to a nearby hospital. Tragically, Barry was fatally injured and passed away.

The three others had only minor injuries.

The Bergen Fire Department is in mourning over the death of their brother. Barry was
Florian, Patron Saint of
Firefighters, pray for Barry
and for those who have
lost him.
well-liked and well-respected by his peers. He was passionate about his work with the Fire Department and was a go-getter. He will be forever remembered.

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

Barry is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his parents, Tracy and Loretta Miller.

Thank you for your service to the community, Barry.

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

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