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Onset Fire Rescue mourns passing of Deputy Chief William W. Cook (Ret.)

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“On behalf of the Chief of the Department, the Onset Fire Department regrets to announce the death of Deputy Chief William W. Cook (Ret.)

Deputy Cook was first appointed as a call firefighter to the Onset Fire Department in November of 1956 and served many roles over the course of 60 years. He was appointed as Lieutenant of E1 in 1973 and promoted to Captain in 1975. In March of 1985, Deputy Cook was elected and served as the 2nd Assistant Engineer full time up until his retirement in May of 1997. Bill remained on the department and continued serving as a Call Firefighter until July of 2016, when he hung up his helmet for the last time.

Deputy Cook will always be remembered for his common sense leadership and his unwavering dedication and commitment to serve the people of Onset as a member of this department. Our heartfelt condolences are with the entire Cook family and those that had the opportunity to know and/or serve will Bill during his long tenure with us.

Arrangements for funeral services of Deputy Cook will be posted when available.”-Onset Fire Rescue.


Onset Fire Rescue photo.


Onset Fire Rescue photo.


Onset Fire Rescue photo.


Onset Fire Rescue photo.


Onset Fire Rescue photo.


Onset Fire Rescue photo.

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