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    On March 8th 2003, Lt.Tom Welch Chicago Fire Department Truck Co. 51 was getting into his car after having dinner out with his wife when a DRUNK DRIVER smashed into him. Lt.Welch suffered some devastating injuries. The DRUNK DRIVER took off but was later arrested. After nearly 4 heroic months of fighting the "good fight" Lt. Tom Welch died at home with his family by his side. Lt. Welch was a 24 year veteran who was loved and respected by his peers. He was a "good fireman", but more importantly to those who knew him, he was a devoted family man and friend. ANOTHER WASTE brought to you courtesy of a DRUNK DRIVER.
    IAFF-IACOJ PROUD

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    • #3
      Truly sad Mike,I wish his family and CFD my sympathy. Thank you for posting his picture and his story.
      Maybe it will be another wake up call to those that just dont got a clue.

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      • #4
        My condolences go out to his family, i hope they stay strong. It's always the innocent that get killed and not the drunk driver. the drunk driver should have died for his stupid mistake. OMFG it just makes me so mad that someone would drive drunk!

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        • #5
          Mikey, is there a memorial fund of any kind set up??
          GFIRE

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          • #6
            my sympahties to all IL FF's .............what a shame ..
            IACOJ both divisions and PROUD OF IT !
            Pardon me sir.. .....but I believe we are all over here !
            ATTENTION ALL SHOPPERS: Will the dead horse please report to the forums.(thanks Motown)
            RAY WAS HERE 08/28/05
            LETHA' FOREVA' ! 010607
            I'm sorry, I haven't been paying much attention for the last 3 hours.....what were we discussing?
            "but I guarentee you I will FF your arse off" from>
            http://www.firehouse.com/forums/show...60#post1137060post 115

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            • #7
              Thanks Weruj

              Heres the link to that info.Tom Welch benefit
              IAFF-IACOJ PROUD

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              • #8
                Mikey...on behalf of Marlborough Firefighters Local 1714, IAFF/PFFM and the Marlborough FD, please accept our condolences on the passing of Lt. Tom Welch....rest in peace, brother....

                I do hope that the charges against the driver have been upgraded to vehicular homicide. Can you keep us updated?
                ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
                Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY

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                • #9
                  I am so sorry....

                  MIKEY:
                  The picture of Lt. Welch that you posted speaks volumes.
                  I am sorry for the loss of your friend and brother.
                  It is absolutely tragic that such a career and life should end in such a way.
                  My condolences to you, the family of Lt. Welch and the CFD.
                  CR
                  Visit www.iacoj.com
                  Remember Bradley Golden (9/25/01)
                  RIP HOF Robert J. Compton(ENG6511)

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                  • #10
                    It truely is a shame that good innocent people end up suffering the consequences for others poor decisions. The condolences of Lewiston Fire Company No. 2 go out to the family of Lt. Welch. and the CFD. Rest in Peace brother.

                    I agree with Gonzo, Mikey please keep us posted on the status of the charges against the driver?
                    Shawn M. Cecula
                    Firefighter
                    IACOJ Division of Fire and EMS

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                    • #11
                      Mike
                      Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your friend and brother Lt. Tom Welch. This just leaves me at a loss for words.

                      My condolences to his family and to the CFD.

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