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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 32
Year of Death: 2004

Michael E. Lynch

Submitted by his friend and fellow firefighter

Mike ‘Scrappy’ Lynch was one of the best Firefighters that Penrose Fire Department has ever had. He had only been a member for eight months at the time of his death.

He obtained the nickname ‘Scrappy’ because he was always revved up and ready to go. It did not matter if it was the usual 2AM medical call or a fully involved structure fire. Mike was always excited and able to put a smile on everybody’s face.

Mike played a valuable role in the community of Penrose. He was among a group of four or five guys that successfully started an annual Pancake breakfast that is held during our town’s annual ‘Apple Day’ celebration. Scrappy was also very dedicated to helping with fire prevention week at the local elementary school.

Scrappy left behind a wonderful wife‚ two great kids and too many friends to mention. During the summer of 2004‚ the officers of Penrose Volunteer Fire Department presented the award for ‘Firefighter of the Year’ to Mike’s wife Christine in memory of Scrappy’s outstanding service and dedication to the community. A small memorial has been built at the Penrose fire station to remind us of the great hero we lost that cold February Day and also to remind us that although Scrappy isn’t here with us today‚ his legacy will live on in the heart of Penrose Volunteer Fire Department forever.

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  1. Mike was an amazing man! Always ready to help anyone for any reason. The world lost a hero that day, we need more people like Mike in this world.

    – West Fletcher
  2. My amazing father in Law I was unfortunately did not get to meet. But a brilliant and an amazing hero I get to hear about, get to hear stories and facts abouts all the time. What a generous man you were and still are I hope your flying above and beyond and watching over all the people that love and care about you and especially the ones that never had a chance to meet you.
    I am truly blessed to be able to become apart of your family!!! Thank you for making the best creations!!!

    – Lacey lynch