Long-time CPF President and former Modesto Union President Dan Terry and his lovely wife Lynda Terry came together with their immediate family and our CPF fire family to remember their young daughter Kelly Wood. Kelly passed away unexpectedly and left a hole in so many of our hearts. Kelly was the CPF’s “mother of the band” and took great pride in handling all things CPF Pipes and Drums. She also served with the Fire Foundation in the operation and handling of our annual Firefighter Memorial in Sacramento. Dan Terry worked for a decade along with President Gillotte and the CPF Executive Board to pass legislation and get funding to establish the Memorial in Capital Park.
At the memorial, President Gillotte spoke and carried remarks on our members' behalf to the Terry family as we all gathered at the CPF Memorial with the Pipes and Drums to remember Kelly and celebrate not only her work, but her heart and soul. “Look for a Heart” somewhere as you move through your day and think of her. We love you Dan and Lynda.
More about our Fire Family! This past year many of our members and their families battled COVID-19. Tom Short one of our best and most experienced pilots was in a battle of battles with COVID-19 and in need of medicine only available in Phoenix. Dr. Kazan and Dr. Gupta called President Gillotte and the Executive Board asking if we knew anyone in Arizona that might help our brother. President Gillotte reached out to Phoenix Professional Firefighters Union Officer and Brother Fire Captain Brian Moore. Brother Moore hopped in his fire ride and picked up the package and got it to our Lyft driver who a few hours left it on Tom’s porch. Long story short, a healthy and happy Tom Short is now enjoying life with his family.