Honoring fallen heroes



Flint Township firefighters attended he Genesee County Fire Fighter Memorial Service, held Saturday, September 12 at Flint Memorial Park. No Flint Township firefighters are listed on the memorial wall there, Flint Township Fire Chief Michael Burkley said. During the memorial ceremony, sponsored by the Genesee County Chiefs Association, the names were read and a fire bell rang for the 12 Genesee County firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice of their lives. They are:

Chief William Fenton – Flint – May 11, 1871

Lieutenant Fred Austin – Flint – May 25, 1906

Firefighter Delbert Eckley – Flint – April 27, 1923

Firefighter Orval Mullholand – Flint – April 9, 1945

Chief Edward Pavlica – Swartz Creek – June 3, 1971

Firefighter Robert Doll – Flint – March 16, 1973

Captain James Whitten – Flint – December 16, 1976

Firefighter Roger Campbell – Flint – March 28, 1980

Firefighter Mathew Young – Flint – March 28, 1980

Firefighter Bradford Lennon – Flint – April 18, 1985

Chief Engineer Christopher Hilden – Swartz Creek – November 5, 1989

Lieutenant John Voorhees – Flint – December 22, 2000


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