We laid our dear brother to rest today. The Evans family will always be a part of our family. It has been an emotional roller coaster for everyone in our department. With that said, we would like to thank EVERYONE who came out to give a send off that Brother Byron truly deserved....
"Brother when you weep for me remember that it was meant to be
Lay me down and when you leave remember I’ll be at your sleeve
In every dark and choking hall I’ll be there as you slowly crawl
On every roof in driving snow I’ll hold your coat and you will know
In cellars hot with searing heat at windows where at a gate you meet
In closets where young children hide you know I’ll be there at your side
The house from which I now respond is overstaffed with heroes gone
Men who answered one last bell did the job and did it well
As firemen we understand that death’s a card dealt in our hand
A card we hope we never play but one we hold there anyway
That card is something we ignore as we crawl across a weakened floor
For we know that we’re the only prayer for anyone that might be there
So remember as you wipe your tears the joy i knew through tout the years
As I did the job I loved to do I pray that thought will see you through."
.....To ALL of Byrons' brothers, lets do what he would want and expect us to do. We will continue doing the best damn job that we can, day in and day out. We will all get back on the rigs and smile knowing we all have a ninja watching over us.