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In the Line of Duty
Thomas Petschke, Jr., 53 - Crestwood, Kentucky
Thomas Petschke, Jr. Fire Sergeant Ballardsville Fire & Rescue Crestwood, Kentucky Age: 53 Sex: Male Classification: Volunteer Years of service: 10 Date of incident: November 11, 2023 Date of death: November 11, 2023 On Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023, Fire Sergeant Thomas Petschke, Jr. was at the scene of a residential fire that had expanded into the woods. While battling the brush fire, he collapsed from an apparent heart attack. He was immediately treated and transported to the local hospital where he later passed away.