Fallen Dagsboro firefighter laid to rest
By Richard Deaver Jr.

Updated Saturday, October 6, 2012 - 5:50pm

Justin Townsend (Courtesy of Dagsboro VFD)
A Dagsboro junior firefighter who was killed en route to a fire response has been laid to rest.

A funeral for 17-year-old Justin Townsend was held at Indian River High School Saturday morning.

Townsend was riding in a pickup truck on his way to a call when the truck overturned - killing him.

Firefighters and friends are still coping with the tragedy.

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In lieu of flowers, the Townsend family has asked for donations to be made to the Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Department.

Townsend is the first line-of-duty fatality in the department's 69-year history.

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