In Memoriam – Firefighter Peter D. Varnum

August 31, 2018

Peter truly loved his family and friends to no end. He was a very social person who loved being surrounded by friends and a good time. Riding motorcycles in the desert with his dad, brother, and friends was his passion.

An extremely hard worker, Peter put everything he had into his job as a firefighter. Prior to his appointment to the LAFD, he served on the Ventura County Fire Department hand crew.

The Varnum family has a long history with the fire service. Peter’s brother Josh is a Ventura County firefighter. His cousin, Tyler Varnum, is a LAFD engineer assigned to FS 27. Peter’s grandfather, Engineer George Varnum, was also an LAFD member, retiring from old Fire Station 61 in 1978.

The Varnum family, as well as the LAFD, and the extended fire service family, is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of this vibrant young man. He will be forever remembered, forever missed.

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