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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 48
Year of Death: 2001

Gary L. Cruise

Gary L. Cruise‚ 48‚ career engineer‚ South San Francisco Fire Department‚ died November 3‚ 2001‚ from complications related to an injury during training. He served the department for 22 years and was Vice President of the South San Francisco Fire Fighters Widows and Orphans. He received an Outstanding Member award from his local union.

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Brendan Cruise
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  1. Dad, I miss you so much and I think about you everyday!!! I hug and thank every Fireman I see. You are in my heart and play a huge role in the decision I

    – Tawnya
  2. All the kids are grown and doing great. Bear is with a Fire Department following in your footsteps. You would be so proud of him. I did not only promise to love you all your life but, I will LOVE you for the rest of mine. You are missed. Love you my Gary +

    – Karen Cruise
  3. Gary,
    Your son is following in your footsteps. He is 23 now and you would be so very proud of Bear.
    I feel Fire Fighters are God’s great warriors here on earth and blessed when they return into our Father’s Kingdom….
    I believe at God’s request He had Michael the
    Archangel greet you at the gates of Heaven as he then escorted you, my love, to God our Father in Heaven, to receive the ultimate gift/honor and glory only our Father can give.
    I love you Cruise

    – Karen Cruise