John Garner Obituary, Death – The passing of one of our own earlier today was a sad part of today’s events. During the ten years that John Garner was of service to this community, which began in 2007 and ended in 2016, he was a man who was essential to the growth of both this department and this union. His tenure in this community began in 2007 and ended in 2016. His service in the public sector lasted from 2007 all the way up until 2016. He was wise, brave, strong, powerful, compassionate, powerful, strong, polite, a critical thinker in critical situations, and of course, he knew how to have fun. He was everything you could want in a person and more.
He was an exceptionally imposing person. He was the epitome of everything a firefighter should be and, moreover, he was the epitome of everything a firefighter should be. He was an inspiration. During the time that John spent living in this city, he was successful in achieving a lot of his goals. He worked his way up to the rank of Lieutenant, earned his certification as a paramedic, assisted in the response to thousands of calls for assistance that were placed to 911, and accomplished a great deal more besides. John was not only a wonderful teammate, but also a wonderful mentor and leader, and most importantly, a wonderful friend to each and every one of us. He will be greatly missed.
We are going to miss John tremendously in our group. Even though John left this department in 2016, he is still very much a part of our lives, and he will always be considered to be a member of the OSFD family. Even though John left this department in 2016, he is still very much a part of our lives. No matter how much time passes since he left, this won’t alter in any way.
After hearing the news, everyone in our department and anyone else who knew John is in a state of total and utter shock. Everyone who ever met John had nothing but affection for him, and now that they’ve heard this, they’re all in disbelief. We send our most heartfelt condolences to John’s entire family as well as to the Central Pierce Fire Department on the occasion of the latter’s loss of a member; we are sorry for the terrible thing that has happened to you.