The Washington State Council of Fire Fighters, Burien Union Fire Fighters Local #1461, and King County Fire District #2 are saddened to report the death of Captain Eric Boutwell in Walla Walla on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.
A Celebration of Life will be held this Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the River of Life Fellowship in Kent (map below).
Class A or B uniforms are appropriate. There will be no outside agency apparatus in the procession.
“Brother Boutwell was a valued friend and colleague for all of us lucky enough to know and work with him. Eric joined the North Highline Fire District as a volunteer in 1992 and became a career firefighter at Station #18 in 1999 and touched many lives. He faithfully served the North Highline community for 26 years and, through a contractual consolidation in 2019, continued his dedicated service with King County Fire District #2. He is survived by his wife Krista, daughters Haley and Isabella; and many family and friends.”
Local 1461 has established a memorial fund through the National Police & Fire Foundation to support Eric’s daughters’ education:
Or…Text To Give: Text the word “Honor” to 360-207-2170
“Local #1461, the King County Fire District #2 Family, and the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters extend our heartfelt sympathies, even as we struggle to understand this tragedy. Please keep his family and loved ones in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”
WHAT: Celebration of Life of Captain Eric Boutwell
WHEN: Saturday, September 21, 2019, 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: River of Life Fellowship, 10615 SE 216th Street, Kent, WA 98031
INFO: Contact Shauna Sheppard for more information: 206-209-4129.
Thoughts and prayers for the family and friends,as well as our brothers and sisters at Burien/North Highline for their loss of Captain Boutwell.
— Puget Sound Fire (@PugetSoundFire) September 14, 2019