Category: Bay Head

Running 4 Heroes Will Be Running For Bay Head Firefighter David Clark Tonight

May 9, 2020

WINTER SPRINGS, FL AND BAY HEAD, NJ (OCEAN) –Zechariah Cartledge who started Running 4 Heroes will be running in honor of Bay Head, NJ Firefigther David Clark who passed away in the line of duty from COVID-19 on April 18, 2020. Firefighter Clark’s son who attends school in Florida will be at the event. After the 1 mile at 6:30 ET tonight run Zechariah will fold the flag and present it Clark’s son.

Zechariah Cartledge started Running 4 Heroes when he was 10 years old and runs 1 mile for each fallen first responder.

Total Miles Run in 2020: (as of 5/8/20): 102
Total Miles Run in 2019: 376
Overall Miles Run: 478

MidJersey.News Story From April 19, 2020 about Bay Head FD’s announcement of Firefighter Clark’s passing.

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Tonight at 6:30PM ET, Zechariah will run 1-mile carrying the Red Line Flag in honor of fallen Bay Head Fire Company No.1 Firefighter David Clark.

Please be advised that due to COVID-19, Zechariah may not have anyone joining him for his runs, including local First Responders.

Zechariah is able to continue with his mission as outdoor exercising is allowable per Florida statues regarding the stay-at-home order so long as social distancing measures are followed. Anyone who does join will be required to remain in their vehicles for the safety and protection of Zechariah and everyone else.

We encourage citizens and agencies from across the nation join our son tonight in a 1-mile walk or run at 6:30PM ET (3:30PM PT) to help honor this fallen hero. Please be sure to adhere to local and federal government regulations regarding social distancing.

EOW: 4/17/20
Cause: Contracted COVID-19 while in the Line of Duty

Another NJ Firefighter Lost to COVID-19 As Bay Head Firefighter Passes From The Virus

April 19, 2020

BAY HEAD, NJ (OCEAN)–The Ocean County Prosecutor and the Bay Head Fire Company announced the passing of Bay Head Firefighter David Clark who passed away yesterday from the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Message from the Bay Head Fire Company:

“It is with great sadness that Bay Head Fire Company announces the passing of Firefighter Dave Clark. Dave passed this morning following a long and tough battle with the COVID-19 virus. Dave had served as a dedicated member of the Bay Head Fire Company for many years and had held numerous positions within the department. Dave will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, wife Lisa Clark (Bay Head Fire Police), his son Probationary Firefighter Zach Clark and his daughter Michaela.

“Rest In Peace … We Have The Watch From Here”

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First Responders Who Passed From COVID-19

 Compiled as of 4/19/2020 not all families make COVID-19 deaths public. I know of a few that did not want public and are not listed. If you know of any that need to be included use contact link above and send in information with verification.

Firefighters:

March 2020

March 31, 2020 Israel Tolentino, Passaic Fire Department

April 2020

April 15, 2020 Michael Burke, Singac Fire Company #3, Little Falls Fire Department

April 16, 2020 Richard Campbell, Edison Fire Department

April 16, 2020 Robert Weber, Middletown, Port Monmouth Fire Company and Middletown First Aid Squad

April 18, 2020 David Clark, Bay Head Fire Company

Police:

April 2020

April 1, 2020 Bernard Waddell, Sr., Hudson County Sheriff’s Office, Correction Officer.

April 3, 2020 Tolbert A. Furr, Newark Police Department.

April 10, 2020 Nelson Perdomo, NJ Department of Corrections, East Jersey State Prison, Avenel, Woodbridge.

April 12, 2020 AlTerek Patterson, Sergeant, Bedminster Police Department.

April 12, 2020 Francesco Scorpo, Sergeant, Paterson Police Department.

April 14, 2020 Daniel Francis, Newark Police Department.

April 16, 2020 Alex Ruperto, Union City Police Department

April 17, 2020 John Careccia, Chief, Woodbridge Township Ambulance & Rescue Squad

EMS:  

April 6, 2020 Liana Sá, EMT, Watchung Rescue Squad

April 8, 2020 Kevin Leiva, EMT, North Bergen, Prime Healthcare EMS, Saint Clare’s Hospital.

Medical:  

March 31, 2020 Doctor Frank Gabrin, East Orange General Hospital, and NYC.

March 31, 2020 Kim King-Smith, EKG Technician, Newark University Hospital.

Military:

March 30, 2020 Captain, Douglas Linn Hickok, NJ Army National Guard, Physician’s Assistant