Mr. Applegate became a member of Rescue Company No.2 on October 7, 1968, and proudly served for 30 years. He served as a Firefighter and Officer within the Company, and held the office of Trustee, President, Captain, First Lieutenant, Second Lieutenant and Engineer.
“Mr. Applegate’s dedication, experience and expertise has been invaluable to the Lakewood Fire Department,” the Board said. “His contribution to the fire service has made him an inspiration and mentor to many firefighters, earning him the respect, admiration, leadership and high regard of all with whom he came into contact and the fire service has sustained a great loss by his death.”
“The Board of Fire Commissioners of Lakewood Fire District No. 1 recognizes and commends the dedication of James J. Applegate Sr. and his inspiration as well as his commitment to the many offices held during his service with Rescue Company No. 2. The Fire Commissioners extends its sorrow and prayers to his family.”