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53-year member of N.Y. FD struck, killed responding to call

Mattituck Firefighter Leonard Llewelyn, 82, died from injuries after being struck by a car


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By Bill Carey

MATTITUCK, N.Y. — The Mattituck Fire Department is mourning the loss of one of its veteran members in what the department has called a line-of-duty death.

Fire/Police member Leonard Llewelyn, 82, was riding his tricycle to the firehouse for a call on Aug. 22, when he was struck by a vehicle, News12 reported.

Llewelyn suffered serious physical injuries and was transported to South Shore University Hospital. Southold Town Police Chief Martin Flatley told Patch there was no criminality in the incident and no charges have been filed.

In a Facebook post, the Mattituck Fire Department stated Llewelyn joined the department in 1970 and had been a part of the Fire Police achieving all ranks from 2nd Lieutenant to Captain. Llewelyn was one of the creators of the department’s Junior Firefighter program and was heavily involved in fire prevention.