Line of Duty Deaths Database

Wayne R. Morris
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Name
Wayne R. Morris
Local
L0255, Calgary
Gender
Male
Age
66
District
06
Occupation
Fire Chief
Type of Duty
Admin/Normal Station Duty
Fatal Injury Cause
Contact/Exposure - Other Contact With/Exposure To
Nature of Fatal Injury
Cancer - Colon
Date of Death
8/1/2012
Year Placed On Wall
2013
Multiple Line of Duty Incident
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No information available
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Biographical Comments
Wayne was a patient and caring man. He never relied on anyone else to get the job done; he did what needed to be done. Wayne took pride in every job and never thought twice about doing what others thought might be a menial task, such as refilling water bottles for the hockey team or making the station coffee. Wayne tackled every job the way he ran the fire department, conscientious and a respect for all. Wayne lost his father at a young age but was fortunate to be mentored on the job by his Uncle Stan Brooks. Wayne excelled through the ranks of the Calgary Fire Department, beginning as a rookie in 1966 all the way to retiring as Fire Chief in 2005. Wayne’s career would be characterized by a rugged determination and by instilling the change he wished to see in others, in himself.
(submitted by the Morris Family for the 2013 Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial)
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