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Fallen Brothers» David Sanford

     Our condolences to the Sanford family, the Connecticut Fire Fighters Pipes and Drums, the Danbury Fire Department, the Wilton Fire Department, the Wesport Fire Department, and the West Redding Fire Department, all of Connecticut. Retired Deputy Chief of Westport David Sanford, 62, a decorated U.S. Army Vietnam veteran and life-long dedicated firefighter, died Tuesday January 30, 2007. David passed away after a long illness.

     David joined the U.S. Army in December of 1963 and served two tours of duty in Vietnam, where he attained the rank of Staff Sergeant E-6. He earned the Army Commendation Medal, The National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Vietnam Campaign Medal w/devise. He was honorably discharged in May of 1969.

     David was appointed to the Danbury Fire Department, in July of 1969, as a career firefighter, through March 1973. He was then appointed to the Wilton Fire Department, in March of 1973, as a career firefighter and was promoted to Lieutenant in 1974 and then promoted to Deputy Chief / Deputy Fire Marshal, in 1976. He was appointed Deputy Chief / Training Officer of the Westport Fire Department, in May of 1980 until retirement in January of 1988. He was employed as District Sales Manager for Shipman's Fire Equipment Company, Inc, from March 1988, until retirement in December 2006. He was Fire Marshal for West Redding from 1978 to present and had served as a Past Chief for the West Redding Fire Department. He was the first to become certified as a Fire Service Instructor, in the State of Connecticut and went on to teach throughout his career. He was also a member of the Fairfield County Fire Chiefs.

     David was an accomplished drummer, first with recording artists, Ward Wellman and the Kents and Mickey and the Ambassadors. He was most proud of being a member of the Connecticut Firefighters Pipes and Drums, as Drum Sergeant, playing at fire service functions, including Governor M. Jodi Rell's Inauguration.

     Our brother David leaves behind his wife, Barbara, his son Brian, and his daughter Denise. A visitation will be held for David on Thursday January 1, 2006 3-8PM at Green Funeral Home in Danbury. A funeral will be held for David on Friday February 2, 2007 11AM at St. Patrick Church in Redding followed by a burial at Umpawaug Cemetery in West Redding. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to any of the following organizations:

West Redding Volunteer
Fire Department

In Memory of David Sanford
P.O. Box 9
West Redding, CT 06896

Redding Ridge Volunteer
Fire Department

In Memory of David Sanford
186 Black Rock Turnpike
Redding, CT 06876

Connecticut Firefighters
Pipes and Drums

In Memory of David Sanford
276 Newtown Turnpike
West Redding, CT 06896
Bethel Visiting
Nurse Association

In Memory of David Sanford
1 School Street
Bethel, CT 06801
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