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Fallen Roswell firefighter remembered as honorable man

KOB Web Staff
July 26, 2019 10:22 PM

ROSWELL, N.M.- The Roswell community paid their final respects to a fallen firefighter Friday.


Roswell firefighter Jeff Stroble died Sunday, weeks after a warehouse, which was storing fireworks, exploded.

Hundreds of people packed the Roswell Convention Center to remember Stroble as a beloved firefighter, father, co-worker and friend.

“Jeff was a man of valor, and he humbly remained proud to serve his community as a fireman,” said Roswell Fire Chief Devin Graham.

People who knew Stroble said he was a humble man who was always looking out for others.

“He had a laugh everyone knew,” said Pastor Jerry Chavez.  “He would have given the shirt off his back to anyone. He was generous, he was a hard worker. Many times in his life, he held three jobs at a time.”

Following the funeral, a procession went down Richardson Avenue to fire station one, before heading the cemetery.

In addition to the mourning in Roswell, state flags were flying at half-staff in honor of Stroble.


KOB Web Staff

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