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Lieutenant Eric Lorenz, 33

UPDATE: (08/04/15)

10:00 a.m. — A memorial service is expected to be held Wednesday for a fallen firefighter in Trenton.

Lieutenant Eric Lorenz, 30, lost his life during a sky-diving accident Saturday when his parachute failed to deploy. The shocking news left the community in mourning.

The Trenton Fire Department posted the following post Sunday evening:

“In moments of tragedy we seamlessly come together as an emergency services family. Yesterday we were devastated to hear of the tragic loss of Lt. Eric Lorenz. Eric was a brother to us all and a mentor who led with fortitude and determination. More than that he was a devoted man of faith, a loving husband and caring father. With sadness and grief we come together as an emergency services family in this tragedy and extend our love and sympathies to Eric’s wife, Rachel, his children, Lillyann and Lucas, and his entire family. We join with our community in prayers and condolences as Eric touched so many lives and left a permanent mark of spectacular service to his community. Rest easy 237, we will take it from here.”

Lorenz was a member of the Trenton Fire Department for 10 years. A funeral will be Wednesday, August 5, 2015 beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Trenton High School Gym.

The City of Trenton will suspend all non-emergency services for the day to honor Lieutenant Lorenz.


TRENTON, Mo. — A firefighter from Trenton Missouri died in a sky diving accident Saturday, August 1, 2015.

According to the press release from the Trenton Fire Department, Lieutenant Eric Lorenz, 30, a 10 year veteran of the fire service, died while diving near Lexington Missouri. He is survived by his wife and two children, age 3 and 1 and his parents. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Whitaker-Eads Funeral Home in Trenton.