Janet Haudenschild, the wife of the Washington Township (IN)
Firefighter who was killed in the Line of Duty Sunday when he was
ejected when his tanker rolled over while responding to brush fire,
spoke in an interview today. At about 2040 hours, he was alone
responding when he tried to make a turn and the truck rolled
several times and hit three utility poles. The truck came to rest on its side,
about 100 yards south of the intersection.
He leaves behind his wife and two children – a
1-year-old daughter Kyra and 3-year-old son, Mark Haudenschild III.
Funeral services for Mark Haudenschild II are set for
Friday and Saturday.
A viewing is scheduled for Friday from 2 P.M. to 8 P.M. at
the D.O. McComb Funeral Home location at 1320 East Dupont Road.
Another viewing will be held Saturday from 9 A.M. to 12 P.M. at The Chapel,
2505 W. Hamilton Road South, with the funeral service immediately following. FF
Haudenschild will be laid to rest at Riverview Cemetery in Churubusco, located
at 11425 Carroll Road.
WOMAN THROWS HOT OIL ON FIREFIGHTER - WHO WAS
CHECKING ON HER WELL BEING
A Wayland (MA) Firefighter is in fair condition with 2nd
degree burns to his face after an elderly woman threw a frying pan full of hot
oil into his face. Rita Warren, 72, was arrested at 12:20 p.m. after she threw
the oil into Firefighter Dean Casali's face yesterday. Casali was among those
going to Warren's apartment to check on her well-being. Casali was taken to
Massachusetts General Hospital with burns to his face and eyes, where he
remained as of last night.
Prosecutor Jessica Hogan told Judge Robert Greco that firefighters and police
officers went to Warren's apartment to check on her.
"She threw a pot of hot oil at the firefighters' face," Hogan said.
The reason is not known.
Police arrested Warren and charged her with assault and battery with a
dangerous weapon and assault and battery on a public employee. The
courts released Warren without bail, but ordered her to be taken to a
hospital for a three-day mental evaluation and is due back in court on
Nov. 20. We wish FF Casali a rapid recovery.
ILLINOIS: OUR CONDOLENCES:
Our sincere condolences to both the Bristol-Kendall and Big
Rock Fire Districts in Illinois in the very tragic passing of Fire-Medic Dawn
Brown. Brown, a Firefighter with Bristol-Kendall and a Paramedic with the
Big Rock, was found dead in her Big Rock home Monday afternoon. While this is
not an LODD, we do have more details on our home page. RIP.
CHICAGO FUNERAL DETAILS:
Visitation and funeral services have been set for Walter
Patmon Jr., the Chicago Firefighter who died in the Line of
Duty Sunday evening from a medical emergency. The 18-year
"always smiling" veteran died Sunday night of a heart attack less
than an hour after returning from a minor fire. FF Patmon, 61, was cleaning
equipment when he experienced shortness of breath, he was treated and taken to
Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers, where he was
pronounced dead. He leaves behind his wife and 3 daughters.
FF Patmon's death came just 3 days after Capt. Herbert
"Herbie" Johnson, a 32-year department veteran, was buried following
an emotional funeral attended by hundreds of firefighters and friends. He died
Nov. 2 while operating at a working dwelling fire.
Services for FF Patmon: visitation set for Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at
Leak & Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove Ave. The CFD walk-through
ceremony will be at 6 p.m. Firefighters will assemble at 9 a.m. next
Wednesday at the Apostolic Church of God, 6320 S. Dorchester Ave., where a wake
will be held at 10 a.m. followed by an 11 a.m. funeral service. Interment will
follow at Restvale Cemetery, 11700 S. Laramie St. in Alsip.