ALBANY, NY (WRGB) — The Albany Fire Department mourns the loss of one of its own on Saturday.
Chief Joseph Gregory reports the death of Firefighter Edward J. Verhoff on November 12, 2022 while off duty.
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Verhoff was a 16-year member of the Albany Fire Department, having been appointed on September 6, 2006.
Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan said, “On behalf of the entire City of Albany, it is with a very heavy heart we acknowledge the passing of Albany Fire Department Firefighter Ed Verhoff. Ed was the consummate public servant and always brought a smile to the face of everyone who interacted with him.
Not only did Ed serve our City with distinction as a first responder but he was also a fierce advocate for his fellow firefighters as Vice President of the Albany Permanent Professional Firefighters Association Local 2007 as well as a member of the Albany County Democratic Committee and numerous other community-based organizations.
My condolences are with Ed’s spouse, Kim, his children and family, and the entire Albany Fire Department during this tragic time. I have also ordered all flags in the City of Albany to be flown at half-staff in honor of Ed and his service to our city.”
Albany Fire Department Chief Joseph Gregory said,
“On behalf of our fellow brother and sister firefighters, we are devastated to learn of the passing of one of our own, Firefighter Ed Verhoff.
Ed was the consummate professional, serving his community for 16 years as one of Albany’s Bravest, most recently assigned to the Rescue Squad – C Platoon.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Verhoff family.”
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Albany Chief City Auditor Dr. Dorcey Applyrs sent a statement on Verhoff's passing:
"I was heartbroken to learn of the untimely passing of my friend Ed Verhoff. One of Albany’s Bravest, Ed was committed to his firefighters, our city, and its working men and women. I had the privilege of knowing Ed and serving alongside him as a Delegate to the Democratic National Convention, and like everyone who knew him, can say that he was a caring, empathetic leader who will be missed by all. My thoughts and prayers are with the love of his life, his wife Kim, and their two fine sons."
Funeral Arrangements are pending.