Blue Ash Fire Department honors KIA son of retired firefighter
(May 8, 2020 - Blue Ash)
The Blue Ash Fire Department is honoring the memory of Spc. Donald “Scott” Morrison, the son of retired firefighter Don Morrison.
During Don Morrison’s final shift before retirement, he was given decals memorializing his son, Scott, who was killed in action on September 26, 2010. Morrison placed the decals on Blue Ash Fire Engine 13 where it will serve as a tribute to his son’s life and sacrifice.
Spc. Morrison, 23, was assigned to the 20th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, in Fort Hood, Texas. He died in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his patrol vehicle struck an improvised explosive device. He was a 2005 graduate of Sycamore High School and worked for the Blue Ash Parks and Recreation Department from the age of 16 until he enlisted in 2008.
“Don Morrison has given over 40 years serving the residents of Blue Ash as a firefighter, and his son, Scottie, gave his life for our county. This was a small way our department could honor the sacrifice Scottie made for our freedom and leave a lasting remembrance for Don and the career he made protecting Blue Ash and our surrounding communities,” said Blue Ash Fire Chief Chris Theders.
The decal features a photo of Spc. Morrison surrounded by the words “Donald ‘Scott’ Morrison KIA 9-26-2010, remembrance is the highest form of honor.” Don Morrison placed the decals near the front doors on both sides of the Engine 13.