Dixon and Wheatcroft Fire Departments mourn loss of one of their own

Justin Oates firefighter shield
Justin Oates firefighter shield(Dixon Fire Department)
Published: Jan. 20, 2023 at 12:09 PM CST
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WEBSTER CO., Ind. (WFIE) - Several fire departments and firefighters are showing their support after a fellow firefighter passed away.

Officials with Dixon Fire say Justin Oates has had some health issues and passed away Thursday night at the hospital.

They say Oates was also a firefighter with Wheatcroft Fire Department.

Many social media page images have been changed to a firefighter’s shield with Oates’ name.