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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Christopher James Roy

Christopher James Roy

Calera Fire & Rescue suffered a huge loss when firefighter Chris Roy died in the line of duty while responding to a call Monday morning.

Chris will receive a full firefighter's funeral. The funeral will be Thursday, December 1, at 11am at Concord Baptist Church off Highway 22 in Calera.

Concord Baptist Church
11215 Highway 22
Calera, AL 35040
(205) 668-0869
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Below is the story from AP:

Calera firefighter dies after firetruck hits 18-wheeler
11/29/2005, 7:59 a.m. CT
The Associated Press

CALERA, Ala. (AP) — Citizens in Calera are mourning the death of one of their firefighters. 25-year-old Christopher James Roy was killed Monday morning when a fire truck he was driving slammed into an 18-wheeler.

The accident happened around 9:30 a.m. near Shelby County 87 and the Interstate 65 South exit ramp.

Calera Fire Chief Tommy Moon said at the time of the crash Roy was responding to an emergency call. State Troopers are trying to determine the cause of the accident.

Roy was the grandson of Calera's mayor, George Roy.


At 11/30/2005 04:03:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

i saw the crash when it happen and it just about killed me to see something like that......i was at the doctors office when he went threw..and then i hard the crash becaues i was setting in my car... well i just want everyone to know that i will be praying for the family and the members at the fire department...god bless all of you...and may god be with you
god bless you all
elisha snipes

At 11/30/2005 05:38:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris was a friend of mine one of the best guys you could ever know. My prayers are with his family and all the my other pals at Calera.

At 12/01/2005 08:08:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I only met chris once through an relative of his, I have kept int ouch with that relative's mother, who was very close to chris... I want to say that The Roy family has suffered a huge loss, when I met Chris he was one of the most caring men ever. He always cared about his job and every person he met! My thoughts and prayers go out to the Roy family!

At 12/01/2005 09:12:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

i wish i could express w/ words the feelings that everyone who knew chris are dealing w/. we all lost a great fireman,friend and brother. his smile and impact on myself and others will live on in our memories forever.he will be greatly missed and i pray for all that were impacted and those of us on the scene we did everything we could do in such a stressful situation. my heart goes out. please do your part in the memorial fund at central state bank in calera. we love you chris..

At 12/02/2005 04:59:00 PM , Blogger Fourmile Fire said...

We were an honored part of the final farewell provided for Chris on December 1st in Calera. It was truly heartwarming to see all of the vehicles and personnel from all over the state of Alabama, coming to show their support for Chris, a fallen brother. Over 100 trucks were in the procession. At least we can find peace in knowing that we have one of the best firefighters on duty up in Heaven.

At 12/05/2005 09:53:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I went to high school with Chris. His smile could light up my face anyday. We made a lot of good memories together. Now, and forever, I will hold them dearto my heart. My prayers go out to everyone in Calera, as we all lost a great man.

At 12/08/2005 04:44:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

From the mother of Christopher Roy:
To every person who said a prayer, shed a tear, hugged us close, baked a dish, extended a hand, stopped for a visit, wrote a note, shared our grief, lifted us up...we thank you.
Chris was the light of my life, my hero and I give thanks to God for giving him to me.

At 12/14/2005 11:50:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have know the Roy family all my life grew up with Chris since preschool and when i heard the news, it was unreal and it is going to be hard to live without another smiling on this earth...I pray his death will not be in vain, as his life was full of Smiles and "rolling on the floor" laughter.. in my heart will always be something- I heard when you get that warm and fuzzy felling inside that is your loved ones hugging you as tight as they can to let you know they are here...still!
To James, Joyce and Richard--Love you so much!

At 1/27/2006 04:21:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

i called my mom like i do everyday and she said that a calera firefighter had been killed earlier in the day. the first thing i asked, who it was and she said chris roy. i didn't know him but i have a good friend that is on calera fre and it scared me for a moment.
i am sorry for what happened, but all emergency vehcles are supposed to slow down when they come to all intersection, it doesn't matter if it is red or green. i know chris's mother is sad for losing her son but the truck driver didn't do anything wrong and neither did chris. it is called an accident for a reson.

At 1/03/2018 12:17:00 PM , Blogger Alabamamomof5 said...

Completely inappropriate for you to comment your opinion on the nature of the accident. His mother is reading the comments and fault doesn't need to be assigned by an armchair quarterback. We are all devastated it happened...His family and the family of the truck driver. Please keep your comments free from assigning blame or pointing fingers. Just not the time or place for it on here.


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