Friday, 26 February 2016

RIP Former Sauk Village Fire Chief Travis Thronhill

Last night I attended the wake for former Sauk Village Fire Chief Travis Thornhill. Travis will truly be missed and our condolences to Travis's wife, family and friends. Below is the proclamation presented to Travis's wife Lagay.

Travis Thornhill

WHEREAS, The Thornhill family was one of the original families that moved to Sauk Village in 1960 and

 WHEREAS, Travis and his lovely wife Lagay have celebrated almost 51 years together enjoying hobbies that included fishing and bowling and

WHEREAS, Travis was a long time Cubs fan and University of Alabama Football Fan.       ROLL TIDE! and

WHEREAS, Travis joined the Sauk Village Volunteer Fire Department in 1965 where he was quickly promoted to the rank of Engineer in 1968 and later promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 1970 by Fire Chief Leroy Hawkins and

WHEREAS, Travis later earned the rank of Captain in 1979 and in just over a year Travis rose to the rank of Assistant Chief in 1980

WHEREAS, Travis was promoted once again to the rank of Chief in 1992 after showing that he had excellent leadership qualities and

WHEREAS, Travis was an instrumental piece to the Sauk Village Fire Department over the next several years until he retired in 2002 and

WHEREAS, The Village of Sauk Village would like to acknowledge Travis Thornhill for his strength and compassion throughout his 38 years of service and

WHEREAS, Travis leaves behind his loving wife Lagay, and dear companion, their Shiatsu Dolly, who will miss him dearly and

WHEREAS, NOW, THEREFORE, The Mayor and Board of Trustees , on behalf of the Sauk Village Fire Department  and the residents and staff want to extend our condolences to Travis’  family and friends.

Dated this 25th of February, 2016.

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 David A. Hanks, Mayor                                      Debra L. Williams, Village Clerk