Dean Hale Cause Of Death
Dean died on Friday. Hale was a longtime public servant to the city of Murrieta, and worked for the municipality since 2007. Before that, he worked for the city of Alhambra for 17 years.
Hale’s death was announced by Murrieta fire officials.
Murrieta Fire & Rescue Chief David Lantzer described Hale as “selfless to the core,” according to Valley News.
“We have lost not only a beautiful human being and brother today, but we’ve lost one of God’s angels on earth,” Lantzer told the news organization. “Dean Hale was selfless to the core; I never heard him complain about his condition; he insisted on coming to work when he struggled even to walk without falling. Dean Hale embodied what it means to be a Murrieta firefighter, and I can only hope we can emulate him at the level he has set for us. I know my people … and I know we can.”