On Monday, April 22, 2019, the dignified transfer of SSgt and active FDNY Firefighter Christopher Slutman will begin at 1000 hrs from Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Staff Sgt Slutman was assigned to FDNY Ladder 27 and was a life member of the Kentland VFD in Prince Georges County, Maryland.
The procession will proceed from Dover Air Force Base to the Delaware Memorial Bridge, onto the New Jersey Turnpike, to the George Washington Bridge, into the City of New York. The procession is slated to take at least three hours.
Members of all regional Fire, Police, EMS, and the general public are asked to line the route, rendering honors when the motorcade passes. Most importantly, this includes all overpasses along the route.
=DELAWARE AREA: For emergency services with apparatus participating in Delaware, please contact Chief Ceasar Haley, Past Chief, Claymont Fire Company, at: [email protected] for overpass coordination.
=NEW JERSEY AREA: For emergency services with apparatus participating in New Jersey, please contact Burlington County Fire Coordinator, Chief Tim Pearson at [email protected] for overpass coordination.
On Thursday, April 25, 2019, a public visitation will be held from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm and again from 7:00 pm-9:00 pm at the Joseph A. Luchese Funeral Home, Inc, located at 726 Morris Park Avenue, The Bronx, New York, 10462. Members of the public are invited to attend. Parking is limited and public transportation is encouraged. We anticipate a large turnout for this event.
On Friday, April 26, 2019, at 11:00 am, the funeral for SSgt / Firefighter Christopher Slutman will be held at Saint Thomas Church, 1 W. 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019. If you plan on attending the funeral, please arrive two hours early. Seating is limited. Unfortunately, not all members of the public wishing to remember Chris will be permitted due to space. Please plan accordingly.
Following the funeral, there will be a southbound dignified transfer of SSgt / Firefighter Slutman on Saturday, April 27th, 2019. Again, they are requesting honors to be rendered along the route. Further details on the timing of this will be released in the coming days. Additional information regarding services honoring SSgt / Firefighter Slutman will be shared as more details become available. We will post on TSL but also please watch www.kentland33.com as well as https://www.ufanyc.org/cms/contents/view/27221
Staff Sgt. Christopher Slutman, 43, died in the Line of Duty on April 8 in an explosion near Bagram Airfield. Staff Sgt Slutman was a decorated Firefighter with the Fire Department of the City of New York. His father was a Firefighter and Staff Sft Slutman followed in his footsteps. He leaves behind his wife, Shannon, and three young daughters.
HERE is an interview with his Dad: https://tinyurl.com/yxbhcklx
Rest In Peace.
Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.
The Secret List 4/18/2019-2100 Hours