A longtime firefighter and fire commissioner in Franklin County died Thursday, less than a month after being diagnosed with heart disease.
Ralph Burrus, 67, of Pasco, served eight years as a Franklin Fire District 3 commissioner and 14 years as a firefighter, his family said.
He was named Firefighter of the Year in 1986.
A funeral service is set for 11 a.m. July 3 at Mueller’s Tri-Cities Funeral Home, 1401 S. Union St., in Kennewick. The casket then will be carried on the back of a fire truck to his grave site at Desert Lawn Memorial Park, his family said.