Indianapolis firefighter loses battle with cancer, leaves behind wife and four kids

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Picture of Joel Johnston

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (October 15, 2015) – An Indianapolis firefighter lost his battle with cancer Thursday.

According to PIO Rita Reith, Joel Johnston, 45, passed away early Thursday morning.

“Johnston valiantly battled cancer since his diagnosis in February and both he and his family were very appreciative of the support all of you showed,” said Reith.

Johnston served 16 years on the IFD, and his current assignment was Ladder 29 A Shift.

He leaves behind his wife Loran, 17-year-old son Dylan, 16-year-old daughter Abigail, 13-year-old son Gavin, and 12-year-old daughter Amelia.

Services are pending and information will be made available as soon as possible.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s