Some sad news to share out of Lafayette, Louisiana. A young firefighter has passed away.

Firefighter Darion Whetstone passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer and now the entire firefighting community is mourning his passing.

Not only was Whetstone serving the Lafayette community as a firefighter, but he also served our country proudly by being a member of the U.S. military. Engineer Whetstone joined the department in July of 2014.

Several fire departments from the Acadiana area have extended their condolences to the Lafayette Fire Dept and to Darion's family during this difficult time.

Our thoughts are with the Lafayette Fire Dept and with Darion's family. This young man served this country and community well.

If you'd like to plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Darion, click HERE. 


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