On August 8, 2016, the Gordon Heights Fire Department laid to rest Tyrell S. Wilson. Firefighter Wilson was an original member of the department and also served as a Fire Commissioner.  Tyrell served in the Army Air Force Engineers, as a heavy equipment operator in 1943. He worked at Brookhaven National Laboratory as a machinist and then as a firefighter. Tyrell leaves behind his three sons and a sister and brother. Tyrell S. Wilson will be missed by everyone whose life he touched. Rest in peace as you guide us from the floor above.

-Fire News photos by Dennis Whittam