Farewell to Final Firefighter

By: Lori Dougovito
By: Lori Dougovito

With tradition and emotion, family, friends and fellow firefighters gather to say goodbye to Summit Township Fire Captain Scott Thornton.

A third generation, 19-year veteran of the department, Thornton died last from smoke inhalation last Thursday fighting a house fire. An estimated 1,500 people attended the funeral service Monday. Firefighter from across the country came to say farewell.

Thornton leaves behind a wife and two children. The family asks that memorial be made to the Youth Haven Ranch.


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