ELMIRA, NY (WETM) – Each week WETM recognizes first responders from around our area who work hard every day to keep us safe and healthy. This week we remember a public servant that recently passed away.

Chief Shelley Morse of the Thurston Fire Department, passed away on January 10th after a lengthy battle with an unknown medical issue. A procession and funeral were held this weekend with many coming out to show their respect.

She had been serving her community for nearly two decades and according to the nominator,

“Loved every minute of it.”

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We are thankful for her service to our community and thankful to her family for allowing her the time to serve our community. And our condolences for their loss.

Nominate a First Responder

If you know of a hero, (First Responder) that you would like to see recognized, you can nominate them at the link below.

Each Tuesday during 18 News at 5:30 we will highlight First Responders from viewer submissions. You can nominate a First Responder by clicking on this link.