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In memory of Brian Ball

FiretruckFiretruck Posts: 2,679
edited 8:21AM in Off Topic
Brian was a great firefighter, a loving father and husband. He was killed last week when the tree he was cutting fell on him. He was part owner of a tree service on his days off from the fire dept. He leaves behind a wife and two boys 2 and 3 years old.




We'll miss you buddy! :(


  • Misippi EggerMisippi Egger Posts: 5,095
    Was he a firefighter in your area?

    So sorry to hear this. My condolences to the family. :( :(
  • There is NO such thing as a "sports hero"... THIS man, potentially putting his life on the line for others every day he was a firefighter, is one of the true heros.


  • BoatmanBoatman Posts: 854
    What a tragedy. My heart and prayers go out to his family in this time of great need.
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226

  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    So sorry to hear of this, my heart goes out to his family.

  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    It's never easy to loose a friend and fellow co-worker.
    Prayers to his family.
  • JLOCKHART29JLOCKHART29 Posts: 5,897
    My prayers for you and especially his family. Sometimes it just seams so unfair especially to the wife and two cute little boys.
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
    I agree with GG, heartbreaking!

    A link to the news article is here. What a tragic loss for you and the community, my condolences.


  • HatchHatch Posts: 149
    Our condolences go out to his family and friends. Never could understand why the good ones go early.
    from all of us here at The BBQ Guru
  • FiretruckFiretruck Posts: 2,679
    Ms. Egger,
    Yes he was on my shift. Thanks
  • FiretruckFiretruck Posts: 2,679
    Thanks for moving this to the top of the page. I would want everyone to know how good of a man he was.
  • FiretruckFiretruck Posts: 2,679
    Boatman, thanks so much.
  • FiretruckFiretruck Posts: 2,679
    thanks Bordello
  • FiretruckFiretruck Posts: 2,679
    Thanks Loco
  • FiretruckFiretruck Posts: 2,679
    Thanks JL, it sure does seem unfair. There were 4 other firemen there with him when it happened. I can tell you there is a lot of guilty feelings and what if's going on in their minds.
  • FiretruckFiretruck Posts: 2,679
    Thanks Gator
  • FiretruckFiretruck Posts: 2,679
    Me neither Hatch, thanks a bunch.
  • thedark1thedark1 Posts: 12
    :( It's always sad when someone dies. At least I can take comfort in know that he has gone to the other side and is awaiting to be reunited with his family someday.
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    God has a special corner of heaven for Heros..

    My thoughts and prayers for the family..
  • Cpt'n CookCpt'n Cook Posts: 1,917
    What a sad and tragic story story, those pictures are heartbreaking.
  • FiretruckFiretruck Posts: 2,679
    thanks Pete
  • lowercasebilllowercasebill Posts: 5,218
    a tragic loss for all; friends, family and your department. so sad to see those two little boys...
    i will remebered everyone in my prayers .
  • bullbull Posts: 64
    Im sorry for his loss.

    Thoughts and Prayers sent to him, his family and friends.

    Prayers sent to his second family the other firefighters.

    RIP Brother.

  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    That was truly a tragedy.God Bless them all.
  • FiretruckFiretruck Posts: 2,679
    Thanks Bull
  • FiretruckFiretruck Posts: 2,679
    Thank you Bill
  • FiretruckFiretruck Posts: 2,679
    The community has been very supportive of both the family and the our dept. The Bank of Bartlett set up an account so folks could make donations to his family. It's amazing that it takes something like this to bring communities together.

    Thanks Hoss,
  • BayouMarkBayouMark Posts: 284
    It seems the good ones are called home so soon. Perhaps it's because they do so much good here and their"bucket" filled up too fast. The family pictures are haunting and sad. Once their grief subsides (it will never go away)maybe those little boys can talk of their dad as a hero. I'll have a good thought for them tonight and for time to come. God bless them.
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,675
    My condolences to his family and friends. Life is never as fair as we would like it to be.
    Prayers are with his family.
  • FiretruckFiretruck Posts: 2,679
    Thanks Mark, I think the saddest part is knowing that those boys memories will fade and they may have no recollections of their dad.
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