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Keyport, NJ hearth chief mourned after line-of-duty demise – New Jersey 101.5 FM


KEYPORT — Neighborhood members have been mourning 32-year-old Keyport Fire Chief Tim Pfleger, who died on Friday from accidents in a line-of-duty crash in July.

Pfleger, who was a graduate of each Holmdel Excessive College and Brookdale Neighborhood College, had been coming back from coaching on the Monmouth County Fireplace Academy on the time of a crash in July.

In August, hearth officers and native residents rallied round him with a “Fair photos for Chief Pfleger” effort.

Keyport Fireplace Chief Tim Pfleger tribute (Keyport Fireplace Division)

Keyport Fireplace Chief Tim Pfleger tribute (Keyport Fireplace Division)

The identical Fb group now urged native residents to “take into account turning their porch lights purple or place a purple ribbon in your door or on a tree in honor and reminiscence of Chief Pfleger. He can be missed by all,” in keeping with a publish on Sunday.

Pfleger joined the Keyport Fireplace Division as a cadet in 2007 and rose by means of the ranks till being elected this yr because the chief.

A visitation wake was set for Wednesday from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Holmdel Funeral House —with a firefighter’s memorial service can be held at 7 p.m.

His funeral mass was slated for Thursday 11 a.m. at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Hazlet.

Erin Vogt is a reporter and anchor for New Jersey 101.5. You possibly can attain her at [email protected]

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