We Lost a Good Man

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This week, Livingston suffered a major loss with the passing of Craig F. Parker, Sr., who died this past Tuesday at the age of 60. “Parker,” as he was affectionately known by his friends and colleagues, was a dedicated member of the community who wore two very special hats: He was both a firefighter and a police dispatcher.

He was a member of the Livingston Fire Department for 42 years, serving primarily at the Northfield Firehouse. He held many ranks, including Lieutenant and Captain of Rescue Co. No. 1, and served as Department Deputy Fire Chief for six years. As a long-time member of the Fire Department, he was a mentor and role model to the younger firefighters. As Fire Chief Chris Mullin noted, Parker will be always remembered at the LFD for his “Good Guy” spirit. At the firefighters’ inspection dinner on Tuesday evening, badges were wrapped in black, a moment of silence was observed, and an empty chair bore Parker’s hat and photo (as shown in the photo on this page).

 

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