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Name: Gregory Paul Thompson, Jr.
Rank: Assistant Fire Chief
Years of Service: 17
Date of Incident: 12/12/2009
Time of Incident: 1820hrs
Date of Death: 12/12/2009
Fire Department: South Bay Fire Department
Address: 3506 Shincke Rd NE, Olympia, WA 98506
Fire Department Chief: Brian VanCamp
Incident Description: Assistant Chief Thompson died while on-duty from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Incident Location: 6600 block of 73rd Avenue Northeast (USNG: 10T ET 0787 2044)
Funeral Arrangements: Memorial service for Chief Thompson, Saturday, December 19, 2009. North Thurston High School, 600 Sleater Kinney Rd. NE, Olympia WA, at 2 PM.
Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Memorial account has been set up at Heritage Bank in Olympia. www.heritagebankwaonline2.com/home/info/con Request funds be directed to “South Bay Fire. Association, in memory of Assistant Chief Greg Thompson”. Alternate contact, Sean Murphy, Association Secretary, Murphy_sj@hotmail.com
To date, 87 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2009; 84 from incidents that occurred in 2009 and three from previous year incidents. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @ http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/statistics/ff_stats.shtm
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