Whatcom County Fire District 7 has announced that Assistant Fire Chief Dean Crosswhite died Wednesday after a battle with renal cell carcinoma.
This is the second line of duty death in Whatcom County Fire District 7′s 105-year history.
According to the fire district, Chief Crosswhite spent 28 years in the fire service, joining Whatcom County District 7 in 1995.
Before that, Chief Crosswhite worked as a Resident Firefighter at Washington State University, as well as working for Kitsap County Fire District 7 and volunteering at the Blaine Fire Department.
He is survived by his wife, Luciana, son Spencer, stepdaughters Kylie and Brianna, and stepsons, Nick and Anthony.
Anyone who would like to make a donation in support of Chief Crosswhite’s legacy can do so through People’s Bank, with checks made in reference to “Whatcom Seven Firefighters Benevolence Fund”.
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