Timothy D. Medsker (Tim) was born July 29, 1966, in Danville, Indiana. He was the youngest of seven children and came from an extremely close and supportive family. That closeness carried on into his adult life and was a major factor in why he remained in the community of Mooresville, Indiana, where he was raised.
Tim graduated from Mooresville High School in 1984 and was part of the Volunteer Explorer Program during his youth. He was a dispatcher for Mooresville and Plainfield Fire Territory in Plainfield, Indiana, prior to beginning his official firefighter career at the Mooresville Fire Department in February 1994. He was promoted to lieutenant in 1997, captain in 1999, and chief in 2009. He was named Firefighter of the Year twice during his tenure at the Mooresville Fire Department. He dedicated his life to public service, and his firefighting career spanned over 31 years.
During Tim’s eleven years as the Mooresville fire chief, he implemented a paramedic program, worked with the Mooresville Town Council to purchase a new E1 Engine and E1 Ladder, and was an active member of the entire county. He wrote multiple grants and secured funding to help the Town of Mooresville purchase needed equipment and hire additional personnel. His focus was always on the firefighters under his command and the betterment of Mooresville’s community as a whole.
Tim held his position as Mooresville’s fire chief in such high regard and always tried to learn how he could improve as a leader. He read multiple books and continuously researched to ensure he was doing his part as times changed. He was a humble and well-respected leader who is remembered by his quick wit and unmatchable sense of humor.
Tim was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church and had a strong, unwavering faith. He married his best friend, Tammy, on April 29, 1995, and raised two children, Baron and Payton, in Mooresville, Indiana. He was a loyal, dedicated family man who enjoyed coaching his children’s athletic teams as they were growing up. He loved to travel, especially to his favorite place, Panama City Beach, Florida. His plan was to retire there, but he unexpectedly passed away on July 13, 2020, at the age of 53. He had such a big presence in everyone’s life that the void his passing left will always be felt by his family, friends, department, and Mooresville’s community.