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May 30, 2017

JIBC lowers flags in honour of fallen Fire Chief Clayton Cassidy

Cache Creek Fire Chief last seen checking on creeks threatening to flood

Flags at all JIBC campuses are at half-mast to honour the passing of Cache Creek Fire Chief Clayton Cassidy who died in the line of duty.

Chief Cassidy, 59, was the Fire Chief of the 25-member Cache Creek Volunteer Fire Department. He was last seen on May 5 in the early morning hours when he was checking on the levels of several creeks which threatened to flood his community. It is believed he was swept away by one of the swollen creeks. His body was recovered May 27.

A funeral with full honours, in keeping with a death in the line of duty, will be held on Saturday, June 3 at the Cache Creek Recreation Park. JIBC flags will remain lowered until after his funeral.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Cassidy family and the Cache Creek Volunteer Fire Department for their tragic loss.

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Last updated June 21, 2017