Thomas Petschke, Jr.
Ballardsville Fire & Rescue
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.