I usually use my blog to talk about interesting topics or to explain what the city is doing on some issue. Today, I just want to take a minute to say Thank You to Scott Bruggeman.
We laid one of our own to rest today. A Marine veteran. A long time Middletown Fireman. His service to our country and our city was exemplary and he died at a young 45 years of age. I’d ask each of you to take a minute to offer a prayer to the Bruggeman family and to offer thanks for a firefighter who risked his life to help others for almost 20 years.
Our first responders are there 24/7 to keep you safe and to respond with all of their skill on your worst day. I have never met such a dedicated group of professionals as we have with our Police and Fire Divisions. They are simply the best.
I hope that as a city, we did our part to express our thanks for Scott’s service to our country and to our city, and to show him the dignity and respect he earned every day.
Rest in Peace Scott Bruggeman.