Vigil held for Hero and Muncie Firefighter Scott Davis
Vigil for Hero and Muncie Firefighter Scott Davis will last 24 hours
By Rick Yencer
MUNCIE, IN - Muncie firefighter Scott Davis will long be remembered as a hero to the community besides a husband, father and friend to his family.
When the clock struck 3:53 p.m.Friday, a 24 hour vigil to honor Davis began on the High Street Bridge now known as Fallen Heroes Bridge in front of Muncie City Hall.
Members of Muncie City Council laid a wreath for Davis, a former Yorktown fire chief, who lost his life fighting the devastating fire at Tabernacle of Praise Church on June 15, 2011. Davis and a a crew rushed in to make sure no one was in the burning church.
Fire Chief Eddie Bell lauded Davis for his service and dedication to firefighting as he and fire Sgt. Mike Whited, president of Muncie Firefighters Local 1348, took the first watch at the vigil. A pair of firefighters will man the bridge until Saturday afternoon to honor their lost firefighter and friend.
Davis's wife, Raeanne, and their children, Jakes, Emma and Max, were on hand for the latest ceremony. Raeanne recently said her husband loved the community during a ceremony at the Muncie Black Expo lunch where Davis was recognized., And she thanked everyone for their support, concern and kind words. There is never a day that goes by, she said, that she does not think of her husband's sacrifice to the community.
The Davis family lives near Selma on a farm, and Raeanne drives a school bus to help keep busy. In their barn is that giant banner that firefighters made for the funeral that memorializes Davis.
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