Posted 8/10/15 – It is with great sadness that we must report that Capt. Chris Morrison, Ret. passed away last evening at his home, surrounded by family. Chris had been battling cancer for some time, and had been told he had beaten it, only to then be diagnosed with an aggressive Stage IV lung cancer.
Capt. Morrison lived in Sierra Madre for nearly forty years, moving here in 1976 at the age of 13, and for more than twenty of those years, he served as a volunteer on the Sierra Madre Fire Department. He began serving on the Fire Dept. in 1992, graduated from the Foothill Fire Academy in 1993, and became a captain in 2003. His first structure fire was a single family residence near Mary’s Market, and his last was the “infamous turtle fire” (at Mayor Josh Moran’s home). He served on strike teams in Laguna Beach, Malibu, Yosemite and San Diego. He also was involved on numerous medical calls ranging from bloody noses to heart attacks, and says the delivery of a baby by his crew on one call was the highlight of his career.
He is married to Lori, and has a daughter, Claire, and made his living in the construction industry.
When we learn more information, including date and time of services, we’ll pass it along. Please send your thoughts and prayers to his family.