Usually we put this information in our Motorcycle Rides section, and you'll find it there too,
but this event hits close to home for me, so I wanted to make sure the word is out in as
many ways as I can.
It is with great sadness that the Marshfield Fire Protection District and Marshfield Fire Department announces the death of Lieutenant Matthew Blankenship. Lt. Blankenship Passed away at Mercy Hospital Burn Center in Springfield MO. at 4:35 AM on July 20, 2013. Lieutenant Blankenship was critically injured during firefighting operations at a structure fire on July 13, 2013. Lt. Blankenship served the Marshfield Community for greater than 4 years. Arrangements will be as follows:
Visitation – No Formal Visitation Will Be Held
Funeral – Coordinated by Fraker Funeral Home at the Marshfield High School Gymnasium, Marshfield MO. Thursday July 25th 2013 at 11:00 AM
Michael P. Taylor
Fire Chief, Marshfield Fire Department
There will be a benefit poker run Saturday, July 27 to raise funds for Matt's family.
If you cannot attend on Saturday and would like to make a donation, please
click here... FIREFIGHTER DOWN