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Peter StanleyFriday, February 15, 2013 9:34:05 AMmy heart and prayers goes out to the fire dept. and family.
Brian R. JonesFriday, February 15, 2013 9:38:50 AMmy prayers go out to his family and friends and his family at the firehouse.
Erica LynnFriday, February 15, 2013 9:41:29 AMso sad :(
Chris YoungFriday, February 15, 2013 9:42:39 AMSending prayers to all involved.
Marvin HeukerFriday, February 15, 2013 9:45:35 AMPrayers to all involved, May God lay his comforting hand upon you all.
Justin BathkeFriday, February 15, 2013 9:49:51 AMR.I.P. brother and thanx for your work with PD/FD.
John PetersFriday, February 15, 2013 9:50:07 AMaybeing a fire fighter is already dangerous enough and to lose a brotheran this way is ashame.my thoughts and prayers go out to all that was involved especially to the family of the man who passed.
Seth MatthewsFriday, February 15, 2013 9:53:48 AMI truly hope that this was a case of natural causes from the stress of the altercation and not something worse. either way, my heart goes out to a fellow FF. God Bless
Tracy MooreFriday, February 15, 2013 9:53:51 AMmy thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
Jeff Masson Jr.Friday, February 15, 2013 10:10:29 AMThe other firefighter should be charged with manslaughter! Firefighters, like cops aren't above the law. If 2 civilians fought and one ended up dead you can be 100% certain someone's getting charged with something. RIP, to the fallen firefighter.
Angela FernandezFriday, February 15, 2013 10:13:18 AMMy thoughts and prayers go out to the family & his pup.. He will greatly be missed...
Alan D. MorganFriday, February 15, 2013 10:20:29 AMIn my opinion it is a wonder this doesn't happen more EVERY day... I've seen some terrible bullying, teasing, chiding, etc. go way beyond what it should go in many firehouses through the years and it is a true wonder there aren't more fights, serious injuries, and homicides from it all too! If you complain then they label you the odd ball who can't get along with others... sad! I know one FF who hid the fact for years that he had gotten married because the guys on his shift would hold down the one getting married and paint their private parts with purple food coloring and this FF felt like that was truly sexual assualt and would never reveal he had gotten married in order to NOT have that done to him... that is just horrible to have to live with keeping your spouse a secret... don't you agree?
Seth MatthewsFriday, February 15, 2013 10:24:54 AMok, I read on the news page he was"killed" but it doesn't say what happened, I'm curious now if this was a physical assault, or if this was a heart attack thing and the news company is doing some bad reporting. either way, its a terrible loss. and if it is exactly what the news says it is, and you are, hands down, at fault for another being harmed, brethren or not, you should be held accountable.
Kurtis CookFriday, February 15, 2013 10:29:04 AMSad outcome to a good ole fire station scrap. I hope justice is served accordingly. R.I.P. Brother
Dale FrenchFriday, February 15, 2013 10:32:06 AMthank you brother for all your years service you are now a leadgond and will be missed freatly RIP LSFC#12.
Billy HillFriday, February 15, 2013 10:36:54 AMwhat the heck is going on fighting not cool.
Jeff MiltonFriday, February 15, 2013 10:40:32 AMDoes anyone know what happened or why the fight took place? Way to make assumptions asshat! Why don't you get the facts before running your mouth.
Chuckie HelmsFriday, February 15, 2013 10:46:35 AMSo many people's lives are changed forever, There are some things you just cant take back this is one of them, choose your words and action carefully you never know when they will be your last.
Dave CookFriday, February 15, 2013 10:49:46 AMno you can't be 100% certain without knowing the facts. Who's to say they were actually fighting. Maybe the other guy was defending his life. WE DONT KNOW SHIT, we werent there. And anyone who for real works in ems/fire/police knows that the media has shit wrong all the time. so maybe before you start yelling for peoples heads, we just let the professionals figure it out.
Jeff Masson Jr.Friday, February 15, 2013 10:54:17 AMMy comment is based on what the article states. There was a fight, someone died, someone needs to be held accountable. It's as simple as that.
Jeff Masson Jr.Friday, February 15, 2013 10:56:50 AM Jeff Milton I'm not making assumptions you nitwit! As I stated before my comment is based on the article. Maybe you should actually read the article before running your mouth.
Jeff Masson Jr.Friday, February 15, 2013 10:59:16 AMAre you reading a different article then me? Because the headline itself says, "Fight between firefighters leaves one dead" There's not much to interpret.
Aspen JacobsonFriday, February 15, 2013 11:00:27 AMI'm sorry, But I agree with Jeff.
Aspen JacobsonFriday, February 15, 2013 11:02:01 AMAnd yall know damn well, that's exactly what the family of the fallen is going to want to do.
John HolsteinFriday, February 15, 2013 11:03:37 AMbased on that article, either parties could be at fault, or both. the "assumption", as always in situations like this, is that the person that died was not the person to blame for the fight. for all we know, the person that lives was defending himself.
Aspen JacobsonFriday, February 15, 2013 11:04:03 AMRest In Peace Dale. You will greatly be missed.
Jeff Masson Jr.Friday, February 15, 2013 11:04:15 AM Dave Cook There's plenty of info in the article alone to ascertain what happened. So yes I can be 100% sure that someone would get charged with something. You can't physical assault someone and expect to skate away free. You will be charged with assault, and if the person dies due to your actions you can expect to be charged with manslaughter.
Seth MatthewsFriday, February 15, 2013 11:05:22 AMone dead from an assault or one dead from a medical condition caused by the stress of the fight? the media has different ways of wording things, I'm not saying it didnt happen the exact way they said, I'm saying they need to be more specific.
Jeff Masson Jr.Friday, February 15, 2013 11:09:36 AM John Holstein Your right, I didn't really look at it that way. I guess Dale Patterson to me just doesn't look like someone who would start a fight that took his life. My whole point is that if someone dies from being assaulted they should be charged with something and be held accountable. But your absolutely right assumptions are dangerous and I did assume so I'm definitely in the wrong for that.
Jeff Masson Jr.Friday, February 15, 2013 11:11:39 AM Dave Cook Your right! I was wrong. Jeff same to you..
Luke YoungFriday, February 15, 2013 11:16:24 AMI personally have worked with Dale, trained with him and worked with the Strother FD. There is still nothing to report on the altercation. I ask that people please DO NOT speculate about the events that took place. I was in an Advanced Auto-X class about 5-6 months ago and had the privilege of meeting Mr. Patterson. He was a nice Christian man and seemed to have a big heart for helping people. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, brother FF's and the Strother FD.
Rest in peace Dale Patterson. Thank you for your years of service.
Anthony ThompsonFriday, February 15, 2013 11:45:36 AMYou have no idea though, . . show some professionalism/respect and let the Police figure it out, . . there are too many possible variables, . . he could have slipped and hit his head AFTER the fight, . . . YOU just don't know, . . .
Cody MatthewsFriday, February 15, 2013 11:47:06 AMWell maybe you should reread the article again. Like say the LAST LINE where the department is also "Nadeau told KOCO that the department was mourning Patterson while trying to support the other firefighter involved in the fight." To me there is more to the story that you don't know about so why did you not read into this part. From your statement you only read part of the story and jumped on it. I am sure that even with any fight like this there may not be any charges right off the bat you see this in the news all the time, and later they come out with what happen and then if any charges are filed. As far as I can see you need to open your eyes and not Jump so fast.
My prayers go out to both families for what has happen.
Randy LewisFriday, February 15, 2013 11:59:53 AMJeff. I don't think any where in the article did it say he wasn't going to be charged!!!!
Tim ZulegerFriday, February 15, 2013 12:42:16 PMYep and if you find the end of the Rainbow you will collect all the gold. Its true I saw it on the internet. Geeez JR wait till the facts are out . What a Putz!!!
Kurtis CookFriday, February 15, 2013 1:09:58 PMStop going with everything you hear from the media hype. obviously if were a clear cut case than their would have been an arrest already. The investigation will make the conclusion.
Storm Chaser WagonerFriday, February 15, 2013 1:56:59 PMthe other firefighter should be put behind bars.
Friday, February 15, 2013 4:32:24 PMReally? That's all the info we get? F-!
Storm Chaser WagonerFriday, February 15, 2013 4:38:11 PMmy fillings go out to the family members of the fallen firefighter that died.
Debra BaggettFriday, February 15, 2013 4:40:50 PMSo if I attack you, you defend yourself, and I die - You're saying I should be arrested? Nope, not necessarily. That is why there are little things like "investigations" and "grand juries." Life is rarely as "simple as that," bud.
Debra BaggettFriday, February 15, 2013 4:42:41 PMMis typed: So if I attack you, you defend yourself, and I die, You're saying YOU should be arrested, when, in fact, I started it and you were defending yourself?
Cindy StotlerFriday, February 15, 2013 5:04:01 PMOk... Here's a thought. Verbal fight. led to a heart attach? what was the cause of death?
Josh FrittsFriday, February 15, 2013 5:27:55 PMWhat do you mean by "for real works in ems/fire/police?"
Norma RabideauFriday, February 15, 2013 5:29:43 PMHE WAS YOUR FRIEND ON THE SAME SIDE..WHAT WERE YOU THINKING? WHEN YOU WORK THAT CLOSE WITH PEOPLE..THEY BECOME YOUR FAMILY..NO ONE DESREVES THAT..SO SAD! R.I.P.DALE..WE ALL WILL BE THINKING OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILY..
William E. BellFriday, February 15, 2013 5:51:54 PMCharges were not filed yet. That speaks volumes. But we don't know the details.
Sheila HainseyFriday, February 15, 2013 6:07:28 PMStrangly enough, it would be 'Natural Cause's' :/
Jon WhiskeyFriday, February 15, 2013 7:53:20 PMKick rocks Jeff, you based your IDIOTIC comment on what the article states? The article states almost nothing, and you're talking about someone needs to be charged with something?? You are a special kind of stupid aren't you?
Bill HoeftFriday, February 15, 2013 7:53:57 PMWow, Jeff Milton, you're a class act and a terrific representative of the fire service.
John NovakFriday, February 15, 2013 10:03:48 PMHow about waiting for the details to come out before convicting this guy in the court of public opinion.
Tom JohnsonSaturday, February 16, 2013 2:19:30 AM@Jeff Cant say he should be "...charged with manslaughter!" until all the facts are presented...maybe the deceased started the fight, and then had a heart attack...
W Joseph LacksSaturday, February 16, 2013 4:28:36 AMnot good for the firefighter community.
John LiebfredSaturday, February 16, 2013 4:41:42 AMI absolutely could not believe what I was reading when I saw that yesterday,..... And no arrests have been made?,....... Even in the 'House' if we disagree, we are still brothers.
Aaron DoughtySaturday, February 16, 2013 5:30:39 AMWhere in this article does it say anyone was assaulted? "The nature of the fight has not been released" The man was 56 y/o. Who says it wasn't a heated verbal altercation that resulted in heart attack? Who says one wasn't defending himself? Why don't you let some details other than 'a fight resulted in death' before spewing your ignorance for everyone to see.
Saturday, February 16, 2013 11:01:06 AMGoing to be interesting when the whole story comes out, there has got to be more to this than a simple fight.
Aaron ZinkMonday, February 18, 2013 2:22:09 PMCould have died from a heart attack due to the fight, never know, what's important here is that we pray and support our fallen brother, everyone involved, and all of their friends and families, just saying...
Stephanie RobertsMonday, February 18, 2013 4:26:18 PMRest in Peace Dale. My Condolences to his Family.
Adriana BrownThursday, January 23, 2014 9:55:22 AMAspen add me on here like right now
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