Brown issues statement on death of Redding firefighter
June 12, 2013 — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. recently issued the following statement regarding the death of United States Forest Service Firefighter Luke Sheehy:
“Anne and I were saddened to learn of the death of firefighter Luke Sheehy, a young man who devoted his life to protecting his fellow Californians. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues.”
Sheehy, 28, of Susanville, was fatally injured by a section of a falling tree at the scene of a lightning-sparked wildland fire in the Modoc National Forest — 15 miles southeast of the community of Alturas.
Sheehy was a member of the California Smokejumpers, an airborne firefighting unit of the United States Forest Service based in Redding, Calif. Prior to his career with the United States Forest Service, he served five seasons as a firefighter for Calfire.
In honor of Sheehy, State Capital flags will be flown at half-staff.
Lady Grizzlies celebrate a championship season
Miranda Langenhorst, back left, Mikailia Bustamante, Melica Woodhead, Dana Lovelace, Makenna Busse, Klari Scheff, bottom left, Hailey Hannah, Stevie Woodbury, Myeisha Shepard, Emilee Downing, Gabi Geoia and Jayde Hartzell pose together with the awards they were presented with at the Lassen High School...Read More...
Grizzlies soccer team plays tough, rain or shine
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Sanctions upheld, Lassen College soccer cannot compete in playoffs
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