First "Firefighter for the Day" succumbs to cancer

Written by  Wednesday, 07 May 2014 00:46

Aaron OliverAaron Oliver  Flags at the Statesboro Fire Department are at half mast today in memory of Aaron Oliver, their first ever "Firefighter for the Day".  Seven year old Aaron died of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, or ALL, 12 months after being diagnosed last May. 


  A statement from the Fire Department said “Aaron lit up our fire house with joy and smiles on everyone's faces.  He had a strong interest and passion for the fire service and there is no doubt in our mind that he is up in heaven, riding the tailboard of God's lead fire engine.  We lift our thoughts and prayers to Aaron's friends and family.  The Statesboro Fire Department will forever appreciate and cherish what time we got to spend with Aaron Oliver and can only hope we helped make his dream of being a firefighter a reality. God Bless the Oliver family.”


  To anyone who would like to pay their respects to Aaron Oliver and his family, arrangements will be today (Wednesday, May 7) starting at 2 p.m. with a viewing service till 4P.M. at Hodges Moore Funeral Home on Highway 80 East.  Following the viewing, the Statesboro Fire Department will give Firefighter Oliver a full fire department honors funeral procession in which he will be taken to his final resting place in Bulloch Memorial Gardens atop Engine 3.





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