Hanover Township firefighters mourn sudden death of lieutenant

Hanover Township firefighters mourn sudden death of lieutenant
The Hanover Township Fire Department is mourning the death of one of their own. Lieutenant Scott Kist died Saturday after suffering a sudden cardiac arrest off duty at home on Sunday, March 21. (Source: Provided)

BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio (FOX19) - The Hanover Township Fire Department is mourning the loss of one of their own.

Lieutenant Scott Kist died Saturday after suffering a heart attack off duty at home on Sunday, March 21, department officials announced.

He was at the station the day before helping with repairs.

Medics from his own department took care of Lt. Kist on the way to Fort Hamilton Hospital.

His former colleagues say they take comfort in knowing that he could achieve a final victory as an organ and tissue donor.

Lt. Kist was with the department for 16 years, starting in January 2005.

He leaves behind a wife, three sons and two grandchildren.

Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Charles C. Young Funeral Home, 4032 Hamilton Cleves Rd., Ross Township.

The funeral service with full fire department honors will start at 11 a.m. Thursday.

The fire department will escort Lt. Kist to his final resting spots in Millville Cemetery in Hamilton.

The funeral procession will proceed north on U.S 27 to east on Old Oxford Road, south on Morman Road past the Hanover Township Fire Station.

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