Captain Rick Winship, Local 781, Line Of Duty Death Notification
It is with deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Captain Rick D. Winship of IAFF Local 781 - Independence, Missouri. Brother Winship, 54, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2015 from esophageal cancer.
The Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 East 39th Street, Independence, Missouri 64055, (816) 373-3600. The Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Stone Church Community of Christ, 1012 W. Lexington Avenue, Independence, Missouri. The family has requested the Local 781 Honor Guard only and no large Fire Department Procession at the Memorial Service.
The family has requested donations in lieu of flowers be sent to IAFF Local 781 Good & Welfare Corp., 320 E. Pacific Avenue, Independence, MO 64050. Other expressions of sympathy or condolences for the family or the local can also be sent to IAFF Local 781 at address above or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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