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The Fort Wayne Police Pipe & Drum Brigade will be honoring Fire Chief Paul Swander of the Ohio City Fire Department who died in the line of duty.  The funeral will be held Thursday, February 7, 2008 at 1:00 pm.

Fire Chief Paul Swander

Ohio City Fire Department
Ohio City, Ohio

Age: 73 
Cause of Death: Fall 
Rank: Fire Chief 
Nature of Death: Trauma 
Classification: Volunteer 
Emergency Duty: No  
Incident Date: 01/31/2008 
Duty Type: Other On-Duty 
Incident Time: 14:00 
Activity Type: In-Station Duties 
Death Date: 02/02/2008 
Fixed Prop. Use: Store/Office 
Fire Dept. Info: Ohio City Fire Department
103 S Main St.
PO Box 246
Ohio City , Ohio  45874
Chief: Pending
Initial Summary:   Fire Chief Swander passed away from injuries sustained from a fall off of a ladder while he was working in the firehouse on generators in preparation for a pending storm.  
Memorial Fund Info: Pending 

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, February 7, at Calvary Evangelical Church in Van Wert, with Pastor Randy Bevington of Ohio City Church of God officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Ohio City.

    Visitation is from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, February 6, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home in Van Wert, where a Masonic service will be conducted by Eureka Lodge 592 at 8 p.m., followed by a firefighters memorial service, and an hour prior to services Thursday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio City Fire Department.
    Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family at





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