Former IFD Chief Brian Sanford dies after conflict with ALS

March 21, 2016 - als

Brian Sanford

Brian Sanford

Brian Sanford

Brian Sanford

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 21, 2016)– The Indianapolis Fire Department (IFD) announced Monday that former Chief Brian L. Sanford upheld divided after a conflict with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). ALS is also famous as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

IFD pronounced Sanford upheld divided shortly after 3 p.m. Monday. He upheld divided peacefully, surrounded by friends and family. He was 59.

“Brian was an glorious glow chief, though he was an even improved man.  The relations he fake and a people he overwhelmed via his time in a glow use will perpetually be remembered as he continues to watch over us any and each day.  All of us are improved for meaningful him – we know we am,” pronounced IFD Chief Ernest Malone.

Sanford is survived by his mother Diane Sanford, his 3 sons Ryan, Mike and Mark, and his 8 grandchildren. He was diagnosed with ALS in Jun 2011.

Sanford grew adult on a dairy plantation on a easterly side and graduated from Mount Vernon High School. He was a 32-year maestro firefighter and late in Dec 2015.

Mayor Joe Hogsett released a following statement:

“Today, we join a Indianapolis Fire Department as they weep one of their organization’s good leaders. Brian Sanford was a conspicuous chief, a dedicated open servant, and a coach to so many in a department. His care and participation will be missed, though his bequest will live on by a work of a group and women of IFD. Together, all of us in Indianapolis and via Indiana, keep his mother Diane, his children, and grandchildren in the thoughts and prayers during this formidable time.”

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