Fallen firefighter’s family adopts kitten saved by his colleagues

The family of firefighter Christopher Brooks, who died in a motorcycle crash, took home a cat that his colleagues rescued from inside a car

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. — The family of a fallen firefighter adopted a cat that was saved by his colleagues.

WJHL reported that the Sullivan County Volunteer Fire Department extricated a cat they later named Lucky from inside a car.

"Every time we would get close it would run away from us, so after about 45 minutes of chasing the cat around the engine compartment of the car, we just grabbed her," Assistant Chief Josh Kemp said. "We named her Lucky. We feel that she was a pretty lucky cat."

The family of Sullivan County firefighter Christopher Brooks, who died in a motorcycle crash in May, later adopted the cat.


Meet Lucky...SCVFD was dispatched to the intersection of Hwy. 126 & Carden Hollow Rd. to assist a citizen with a kitten...

Posted by Sullivan County Volunteer Fire Department on Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Brooks’ widow, Jessica, said Lucky has given her family some happiness.

"The kids are pretty excited," she said. "I didn't know we would be bringing her home a couple of hours later, but they asked us if we wanted her and with my husband passing away, the kids are having a hard time. I figured if I gave them that it would be a little thing to keep their mind off of what's going on."

Jessica added that the cat will serve as something to hold on to for her children as they adjust.

"My husband was part of the fire department so it's a little piece of home," she said.

Kitten rescued by Sullivan County firefighters gets adopted by widow of fallen firefighter

LUCKY: A kitten rescued by Sullivan County Volunteer Firefighters has found it's forever home with the family of fallen firefighter Christopher Brooks. WJHL ABC Tri-Cities FULL STORY ----------> https://www.wjhl.com/local/kitten-rescued-by-sullivan-county-firefighters-gets-adopted-by-widow-of-fallen-firefighter/1513745720

Posted by Caroline Corrigan WJHL on Wednesday, October 10, 2018


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