Hightstown Fire Police Lieutenant Dies in Line of Duty

David Lidke reportedly collapsed after working two residential fires on Monday.

Fire Police Lieutenant David C. Lidke, of Hightstown Engine Company #1, died in the line of duty on Dec. 23. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, Lidke returned to the fire house after working at two residential fires in the Borough and he suffered a medical emergency and collapsed while he was directing traffic to help bring the apparatus back into the fire department. The cause of Lidke's death is still under investigation. 

A viewing will be held at Hightstown Engine Company #1, located at 140 North Main Street, in Hightstown on Monday, Dec. 30 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Hightstown Engine Company #1's Memorial Service will be held at 7pm.

Funeral Services with Full Department Honors will begin on Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 11 a.m. at the firehouse. Burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery, 385 Mercer Street, Hightstown. Attendees are requested to muster in front of the firehouse at 10:30 a.m.  

Any Fire Department planning to attend the viewing on Monday and/or the services on Tuesday are requested to email lidke@hightstownfire.org with the approximate number of personnel and/or apparatus. There will be designated, secure parking for apparatus. For more information and updates, check the Facebook page or website at www.hightstownfire.org.
Roberta Cass December 29, 2013 at 03:39 PM
You devoted yourself to the fire department, while you may not of served in the capacity of your brothers and sister fire persons you are and always will be most appreciated. May you rest in peace knowing you were loved by many.


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