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Fallen Brothers» Phillip Townsend

Line of Duty Death

     Our condolences to the Townsend family and the Denison Fire Department of Denison, Texas. FireFighter Phillip Townsend, 31, a member of the Denison Fire Department for just over a year, died Saturday December 30, 2006. Phillip was operating at a strip mall structure fire when the awning of Wilbanks Air Conditioning and Appliance store collapsed on Denison Fire Chief Gordan Weger and Phillip. After being rescued from the collapse, both firefighters were transported to Texoma Medical Center in Denison. Phillip died shortly after while Chief Weger was treated and released.

     Phillip was a second generation firefighter, his father is also a member of the Denison Fire Department. Phillip served in the U.S. Army for 2 years before joining the Denison Fire Department on December 1, 2005. He was also studying to become a certified paramedic.

     Our brother Phillip leaves behind his father Larry Townsend, his mother Sherry Richardson, and his three young children, Maddox, Tristen, and Rylen. A wake will be held for Phillip on Monday January 1, 2007 7-9PM at Fisher Funeral Home in Denison with a firefighter walk through at 7:30PM. A funeral will be held for Phillip on Tuesday January 2, 2007 1PM at Truth Tabernacle in Denison. In lieu of flowers the family has asked that memorial donations be made to:

Independent Bank
In Memory of Phillip Townsend

331 West Main Street
Denison, Texas 75020

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