Scott B. Wilson

Scott B. Wilson

Scott was my best friend. He had been a member of the Unionville VFC for 9 years. Scott was the former Dive Team Coordinator and held a lieutenant position for 2 years. He had recently graduated from the Pennsylvania Police Academy in February and was employed part-time at the Butler County Prison as a corrections officer. Scott was the Protective Services Instructor at the Butler County Areas Vocation Technical School.

He lived for his family-wife Tracy and son Cole who was 6 months old when Scott lost his life attempting to recover the body of a submerged kayaker at McConnell’s Mills State Park.

He was the son of Gene and Sandra Wilson. Scott has a brother Kirk and maternal grandparents Walt and Jean Hoover‚ all of whom he was very close to.

Scott’s recent accomplishments also included becoming a State Fire Academy Instructor. In addition to teaching at the Vo-Tech‚ Scott also taught at area hospitals and colleges. Scott had been a paramedic for 6 years.

He died the way he lived-Giving his all!

Scott is sadly missed and will never be forgotten.

Tracy Wilson

Anthony V. Murdick

Anthony V. Murdick‚ 25‚ assistant Chief‚ Unionville Volunteer Fire Company‚ Inc.‚ Butler‚ died April 8‚ 2001‚ while attempting to recover the body of a kayaker trapped in a swift-moving current. He and firefighter Scott Wilson‚ who also died in this incident‚ joined the department’s Junior Firefighter Program together when they were both 16. The father of a young son‚ Murdick was an advanced diver who was only a few months away from qualifying as a master diver.

He once said that having a child was the best thing he ever did with his life.