WESTMINSTER, Colo. (CBS4)– Firefighters in Westminster are remembering one of their own after he lost his battle with work-related cancer. Fire Captain David Sagel passed away on Jan. 24 after battling work-related cancer for more than a year-and-a-half.
Sagel, a Colorado native from Fort Morgan, was 54 years old. He was with the Westminster Fire Department for 34 years and was known for his passion for community service.READ MORE: Jeffco Public Schools Aims To Offer Flexibility With Remote Learning Next Fall
In his off-duty time, Sagel instituted and led a foster home renovation program with Adams and Jefferson counties to identify foster homes in need of repairs. He recruited the help of other firefighters and businesses to assist in renovating the home at no cost to families.READ MORE: COVID In Aurora: Signs For Vaccine Become Sticking Point Between Clinic & City
He had also served as the organizer for the “Hot Times KOOL Cars” event, an annual car show that raised money for Children’s Hospital Colorado.
Westminster Fire released this statement, “The outpouring of support that has been provided to Captain Sagel throughout the course of his treatment has been astonishing. Westminster Fire Department would like to thank everyone who has reached out in support of David during this time. We ask that you continue to keep his family and those around him in your thoughts and prayers.”MORE NEWS: Douglas County Schools To Bring Middle & High School Students Back After Spring Break
The planning of memorial services is underway and further details are expected to be announced later.