NAS Patuxent River announces the unfortunate deἀth of Brice C. Trossbach, 25, one of our heroic firemen, who pἀssed away in the line of duty on June 27 while responding to an ἰncident. Trossbach sacrificed while responding to a mutual assistance call about a building fire in Leonardtown, Maryland to safeguard and serve our community.
According to their Facebook page, NAS Patuxent River Commanding Officer Capt. Derrick Kingsley said:
“Our thoughts and deepest condolences go out to Brice’s family, friends, and loved ones during this incredibly difficult time.”
“We understand that no words can fully alleviate the pain and grief they are experiencing, but we want them to know that our entire NAS Patuxent River family stands beside them, offering our support, love, and prayers. In the face of this tragic loss, we are reminded of the tremendous risks our firefighters face each shift to keep our installation and our community safe.”
“They put their lives on the line without hesitation, demonstrating remarkable bravery and commitment to the well-being of others. We are forever grateful for their service and sacrifice. Brice’s loss is not only felt by us at Pax, but by the greater Southern Maryland community as well.”
Trossbach joined the agency in August 2019 and was a Naval District Washington Fire Fighter at NAS Patuxent River. His further service as a volunteer firefighter with the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department and the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department, which he performed since 2013, further highlighted his dedication to the community.
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Gerald Gardiner, Deputy Director of Emergency Services for St. Mary’s County, said:
“I’ve known Brice since he was a little kid following his dad to the Leonardtown Fire Station when I was the Chief there, and he always wanted to be a firefighter.”
“To see him come up from that kid, to the man and firefighter he’d become, makes this loss especially hard. His respect for those he helped, the mentorship he provided the younger guys coming up, and the service he gave to the nation and Southern Maryland community will leave a big hole in our hearts.”
Please respect the Trossbach family’s right to privacy while navigating this trying loss period. Information will be released when plans for memorial services and other relevant events are finalized.
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