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Fallen Brothers » Robin Broxterman and Brian Schira

Robin Broxterman

Brian Schira
Line of Duty Death

     Our condolences to the Broxterman and Schira families, and the Colerain Township Fire Department of Cincinnati, Ohio. Fire Captain Robin Broxterman, 37, a 17 year veteran of the Colerain Township Fire Department and FireFighter Brian Schira, 29, a 1 year veteran of the Colerain Township Fire Department, died Friday April 4, 2008. Robin and Brian were first due with Engine Company 102 at an early morning residential structure fire. While performing search and rescue they were trapped in the basement after the floor collapsed. Robin and Brian perished before they could be rescued. The occupants of the residence escaped the fire without injury.

     Robin Broxterman had been instructing FireFighter and Medical Personnel for the last nine years at Great Oaks Career Campus. Our sister Robin leaves behind her fiancee Green Township FireFighter Don Patterson, and her two daughters Courtney (8), and Sierra (10).

     Brian Schira started his career with the Delhi Township Fire Department in March of 2006, and then with the Colerain Township Fire Department in November 2007. Brian had also worked at Home Depot for 8 years. Our brother Brian leaves behind his parents Peter and Elizabeth, and his two brothers Eric and Daniel.

     There will be a public visitation for Robin and Brian on Tuesday April 8, 2008 3-8PM at the Gwen Mooney Funeral Home in Cincinnati. A funeral service for Robin and Brian will be held on Wednesday Aprl 9, 2008 11AM at St. Peter & Chains Cathedral in Cincinnati followed by a procession through Colerain Township before a burial at Spring Grove Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established and donations can be made to:

Colerain Township
Firefighters Memorial Fund

c/o Kemba Credit Union
P.O. Box 14090
Cincinnati, OH 45250
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