Tim Pfleger, the 32-year-old fire chief of Keyport, passed away this weekend, as per officials, after being injured in an accident while returning from a local fire academy in July.
His death news was confirmed by The Keyport Fire Department and Keyport Fire Patrol on Saturday. Let’s see what happened, How did Tim Pfleger die, and his cause of death in detail.
What happened to Tim Pfleger?
Keyport Fire Department and Keyport Fire Patrol on their Facebook page shared a post that reads,
Chief Pfleger was an amazing firefighter, an outstanding chief, and above all a genuine loving friend. Anyone who had the honor of meeting him knows that his friendship will always be missed
says, Alexander Mabe, vice president of the Keyport Fire Department.
“Tim was a true leader to the members of Keyport Fire Patrol and was always there to help with anything he could. He will truly be missed and our family will forever mourn his loss,” Mabe said.
Tim Pfleger Cause of Death
Tim Pfleger was involved in an accident after leaving the fire academy, a few months back. He severely suffered from that incident. However, Pfleger is survived by his parents and sister. The department explained his death as happening in the line of duty. Although authorities refused to provide detailed information.
We ask that everyone please keep the Pfleger family in your hearts and prayers.
The waterfront gazebo lights in Keyport have been red-lit in Pfleger’s honor and memory. To show support for the Pfleger family and other firefighters, residents are urged to switch on their porch lights in red or hang a red ribbon on their doors.
Tim Pfleger’s Career
Tim Pfleger was a well-known firefighter of Keyport. Tim joined the Keyport Fire Patrol in 2008 while beginning as a cadet with the Keyport Fire Department in 2007. According to officials, Pfleger was voted as the third assistant chief of the department in 2019, held the position for two more years, and was chosen to be the chief in 2022. Pfleger oversaw each of the Keyport Fire Department’s five fire stations in his role as chief.
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