Family mourns death of firefighter-EMT found shot in home
Jon Hickey, 31, was found by police with a gunshot wound to his head after his family grew concerned that they had not heard from him
By FireRescue1 Staff
BALTIMORE — A volunteer firefighter-EMT was found fatally shot in his home Thursday.
FOX Baltimore reported that Jon Hickey, 31, was found by police after his family grew concerned because they had not heard from him.
Police said they found Hickey with a gunshot wound to his head, and the incident is being investigated as a homicide.
Hickey’s mother said the firefighter had just moved to Baltimore around three months ago and was working to fulfill his lifelong dream of being a Baltimore Fire Department firefighter by recently being accepted to the Baltimore City Fire Academy.
“His grandfather was in the fire department,” Hickey’s mother said. “He wanted to follow him. I was even getting my father’s badge for him so when he graduated I could pin it on him. Now, I can’t even do that.”
Hickey had served as a volunteer firefighter-EMT for several communities such as Woodlawn, Reisterstown, Owings Mills and Landsdowne, all of which expressed their grief on Facebook.
A GoFundMe has been set up to help with funeral expenses.
No other details have been released. We will update you when more information becomes available.
Jon Hickey’s family is hoping someone will come forward with information about his death. The volunteer firefighter was found murdered in his home, Thursday, Investigators say he was shot once in the head. Hickey’s family doesn’t know who would want to hurt him, and police haven’t named any suspects. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Hickey’s family pay for the funeral service: https://www.gofundme.com/jon-hickey-funeral-fund If you have any information about Hickey’s murder call Metro Crimestoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUPPosted by Vanessa Herring on Sunday, December 3, 2017