ARIZONA FIRE CAPTAIN DIES IN THE LINE OF DUTY-Cardiac
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We regret to pass on to you that Capt. Scott Ferguson, 57, with 30+ years with the Rural Metro (near Tucson, Arizona) FD died while on duty Friday, Sept. 8. Captain Ferguson suffered a major cardiac event on duty that left him in very critical condition, and he then died at Banner-University Medical Center Tucson surrounded by his family and fellow Firefighters.
When Captain Ferguson was not working, he played with several Tucson musicians, including Billy Scroggs, a country rock artist and former Rural Metro firefighter. Ferguson played keyboards, guitar, bass, drums and wrote music. He is survived by his mother, Kathryn Ferguson, of Tucson; brother, Steven Ferguson, of Houston, Texas; aunts, uncles, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Captain Ferguson will be honored with a line-of-duty-death funeral service. Services are set for (TOMORROW) Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 10 a.m. at Calvary Church, 8711 E. Speedway. Our condolences to all those affected. Rest In Peace.
30+ YEARS IN THE SLAMMER FOR THE INTENTIONAL DEATH OF A FIREFIGHTER
The sentencing occurred last week. As you will recall, in September 2015, Lansing Firefighter Dennis Rodeman, 35, was with a handful of other Firefighters collecting donations for the MDA. The criminal was driving in the area, became angered with the traffic backup from the fundraiser and exchanged words with FF Rodeman before throwing an apple core at the Firefighter and driving away.
The criminal drove about a mile south, before turning around and driving back toward the intersection. He drove at one Firefighter, who jumped out of the way, before striking FF Rodeman…who later died in the Line of Duty at a local hospital.
The criminal admitted to hitting FF Rodeman with his truck. He fled the scene and was arrested a short time later near his home.
Firefighter Rodeman, a Marine Corps veteran who served in Iraq, also worked for the Vermontville Fire Department before joining the Lansing Fire Department. He left behind his pregnant wife Kate, who delivered their son Blake, shortly after. During the hearing the courtroom was so full that a few people had to sit in the jury box. Below is a link to some very in-depth coverage of the incident, the trial and sentencing.
Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.
The Secret List 9/12/2017-1855 Hours