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With a very heavy heart East Olympia Fire District 6 acknowledges the line-of-duty death of our 27-year dedicated volunteer, Captain John Ostergard. Captain Ostergard suffered a sudden catastrophic medical event Friday, December 14th at the scene of a working structure fire in Yelm Washington. Captain Ostergard was assigned to the fire in a command role. Valiant efforts were made on Captain Ostergard’s behalf but he joined Heaven’s Fire Brigade today. John also served as President of the Washington State Fire Fighter’s Association, representing volunteer firefighters across all of Washington. His love for the fire service and dedication to his community is unmatched. Please keep his family in your prayers as they cope with the loss of a great and caring man.
This service will be full line-of-duty death honors. More details about the service, procession, and family wishes are to follow. Thank you all for your patience an condolences through this process.