Police investigating after Ohio firefighter’s grave robbed of decorations

Gallia County Firefighter Wendell “Trey” Rossiter was killed in a car crash in August

GALLIA COUNTY, Ohio — Police say they are investigating the theft of decorations from the gravesite of an Ohio firefighter who was killed in a car crash earlier this year.

Gallia County Firefighter Wendell L. “Trey” Rossiter was killed in a car crash in August, and the Gallia County Sheriff Matt Champlin said the decorations were stolen shortly before Christmas, according to WCHS.

Gallia County Fire Department Captain Adam Jones said the community is already mourning its first holiday season without Rossiter and asked that the decorations be returned.

“If you have the decorations, please drop them off at the firehouse,” Jones said. “We will make sure Trey’s family gets them back.”

Rossiter worked as a firefighter at three stations in Gallia County.

“Every time he would come into the station, he would shake everyone’s hand and ask them about their day,” said Jones. “He was just a great guy.”


The Gallia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of the following decorations which were stolen from a...

Posted by Gallia County Sheriff on Tuesday, December 24, 2019


McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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