Casper Fire Captain Matt Trott Passes Away [UPDATE]
Funeral services with full honors for a beloved Casper Firefighter will be held this Friday in Casper. Casper Fire-EMS released the following Monday afternoon:
"It is with heavy hearts and profound regret that Casper Fire-EMS announces the passing of our beloved co-worker, friend, and brother, Captain Matt Trott. Captain Trott passed away in the late hours on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017, after a long and brave battle with Pancreatic Acinar Cell Carcinoma. He was 46 years old.
Matt was hired on the Casper Fire-MS department June 19th, 1995. He was promoted to Engineer just four years later on September 8th, 1999. He then attained the rank of Captain on January 1st, 2005. He advanced his certification in Emergency Medical Service to EMT-Intermediate, and also serviced diligently as a Child Passenger Safety Technician. Due to his illness, Matt's long career with Casper Fire-EMS ended prematurely on March 6th, 2016--after 21 years of dedicated service to the City of Casper.
We cannot yet comprehend the void that Matt's absence will have on us. He was the ideal 'Fireman's Fireman'. Matt's infectious positive attitude, brilliant tactical mind on the fireground, his mastery of sarcasm and scathing wit made for the type of firefighter and coworker that made the days fly by at the fire station. Almost every one of his fellow firefighters can remember a time when they were left in hysterics thanks to Matt's unmatched sense of humor."
Captain Trott's funeral service will be held at Restoration Church on Friday, April 28th, at 2:00 p.m. There will be a reception following at Three Crowns Golf Club. Bustard's Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements.
You can find Captain Trott's full obituary HERE.
Casper's firefighters are mourning one of their own. Captain Matt Trott passed away Saturday night from a rare form of pancreatic cancer. Casper Fire EMS posted the following on their Facebook page Sunday.
"As many are aware, our brother, Captain Matt Trott, passed away late yesterday evening after a long and brave battle with cancer. We are truly overwhelmed by the outpouring of support extended to Matt's family and friends during this sad time. Full details of services are being finalized and will be released as soon as possible. We ask that you join us in keeping Matt's family and friends in your thoughts and prayers over the course of this week."
Captain Trott joined Casper Fire EMS in 1995. Fire officials tell us funeral arrangements are pending, and we will bring you that information as soon as it is available.