EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – The Evansville Fire Department memorializes one of its own with a new fire truck. A ceremony was held Monday to dedicate the new truck after Captain James Pauli, Jr.
The 28 year veteran passed away in February 2019 after a medical emergency. He was 51-years-old.
“He was a very big advocate of volunteering and helping anybody who needed help,” said Division Chief Mike Larson. “And I would get a call, just ‘Hey, what are you doing?’ And I would try to help him. No way I could keep up with him because his heart was a big as this big red truck and would do anything for anyone.”
Captain Pauli’s name is placed on both sides of the new fire truck which goes into service Tuesday.
(This story was originally published on Dec. 9, 2019)