TRIBUTE TO LT. JOSEPH M. McCAFFERTY; Congressional Record Vol. 156, No. 15
(Extensions of Remarks - February 02, 2010)

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                  TRIBUTE TO LT. JOSEPH M. McCAFFERTY

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                           HON. STEVE AUSTRIA

                                of ohio

                    in the house of representatives

                       Tuesday, February 2, 2010

  Mr. AUSTRIA. Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor and remember Lt. 
Joseph M. McCafferty, for his outstanding service to the community of 
Lancaster and the state of Ohio. A 37-year veteran of the Lancaster 
Fire Department, he spent his life serving and ensuring the safety of 
others.
  Joseph graduated from Lancaster City Schools and then joined the 
Lancaster Fire Department on June 1, 1973. During his career, he worked 
not only as a firefighter, but also as a paramedic and an engineer. He 
was promoted to the position of lieutenant on November 7, 1983.
  An outstanding firefighter and 37-year veteran, Joseph was always 
willing to help and pass along his knowledge to new recruits. He also 
actively served the community, participating in ``Fill the Boot'' and 
the department's ``Toys for Kids'' program. He served as a Union 
officer and was a devoted family man who loved spending time with his 
grandchildren.
  For his many years of exemplary service to the community and 
dedication to the Lancaster Fire Department, I join the people of 
Ohio's Seventh Congressional District in extending our deepest regrets 
to his wife; Vicki, children; Amy, Farah and Aaron and the many friends 
of Joseph M. McCafferty.

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