Fallen Tenn. firefighter honored at charity hockey game
The Metro Nashville Fire Department's hockey team presented a memorial hockey jersey to Lawrenceburg Fire Chief Jay Moore in honor of Jason Dickey
By Mike Christen
The Daily Herald
ANTIOCH, Tenn. — Lawrenceburg's fallen firefighter Jason Dickey was memoralized over the weekend at an ice hockey tournament.
The Heroes Cup held at the Ford Ice Center hosts firefighters and police officers from across the country who visit Middle Tennessee to compete on the ice.
During the benefit, the Metro Nashville Fire Department's hockey team presented a memorial hockey jersey to Lawrenceburg Fire Chief Jay Moore in honor of fallen Lawrenceburg firefighter Jason Dickey.
The specialized jersey that was made to honor Dickey was customized with the celebrated firefighter's last name emblazoned on the back.
Dickey died earlier this month while fighting a blaze at 512 Hood Lakes Road, in Lawrenceburg. At age 38, he was an 11-year veteran of the Lawrenceburg Fire Department.
His wife, Jennifer, is expecting to deliver their fourth child in less than a month.
Four other firefighters were injured and taken to the hospital. The department issued a "Mayday" distress call when the structure collapsed on the responders. They are now in stable condition.
The presentation was made by Nashville Fire Department Hockey Team Captain Scott Wrenn.
"Our hockey team plays to never forget," Wrenn told reporters. "We play to recognize firefighters that were murdered on 9/11. Each player represents fire companies of the FDNY that gave the ultimate sacrifice that day. We also skate to remember our other fallen brothers and sisters."
The tournament is held annually in Middle Tennessee and this year the donations to the Nashville Fire Department will go to benefit the Dickey family.
The event raises funds for a variety of charities across the country.
The Chicago Police Department's hockey team was also present with a jersey in remembrance of fallen Chicago Police Commander Paul Bauer.
Bauer died serving in the line of duty on Feb. 13, in Chicago. He was 53 years old and is survived by his wife and daughter.
With the church hall packed with visitors, and an additional room opened for those who could not make it inside, Dickey was remembered at his funeral held Feb. 16.
He was memorialized as a dedicated family man and a hard-working firefighter who made the ultimate sacrifice doing what he did best, helping others.
"Because of this man's sacrifice, those here will be better tomorrow," said Chaplain Paul Trumpore, a fellow firefighter. "Jason, his peers, we love you. Emergency service answers the call, and I know Jason Dickey did the same thing for you."
At the service, Chief Moore shared his fondest thoughts and memories of the man who dedicated his life to protecting Lawrenceburg.
"He was a man who would show up and give you everything he had," Moore said. "He was a man that family meant everything in the world to. He would fight for his kids. He was a man who loved his brotherhood."
The chief vowed for the fire department to continue protecting Dickey's family.
"He was a man who loved life," Moore said. "This day we celebrate his life. May we take the smile of Dickey and may we continue to serve the community faithfully."
The Lawrenceburg Fire Department has established a GoFundMe account to support Dickey's family. To contribute to the drive, click here.
The fund has collected nearly, $30,000 from 423 donors.
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