IAEGER, WV – While battling a structure fire in Iaeger yesterday morning, a longtime firefighter lost his life serving his community.
Iaeger Police Chief and fellow firefighter Chris Riffe spoke about dear friend Russell Roberson.
“Russell was a 16 year member of the Iaeger Volunteer Fire Department and he lived to serve others. He was well known and liked even more,” said Riffe. “He always had a smile on his face and would do anything he could for friends and strangers alike. He left this world doing what he loved; helping another human being. He will forever be a hero to our community.”
A fundraiser to help his family during this tragic time has been organized. Anyone wishing to contribute can visit the GoFundMe page found at: https://gf.me/u/yabyvn.