A former Cherokee County firefighter is remembered as a wonderful father and husband. Chuck McCormick lost his life in a Sunday morning fire. Authorities say the 30-year-old walked into a home fire in Peculiar, Missouri. He fell through the floor and was critically injured. McCormick later died at the hospital. Christian Kutas and McCormick worked together for the Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services, but McCormick moved to Missouri in 2017. That didn’t end their friendship though.
Kutas says every firefighter knows the risk of walking into a fire.
The Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather says, “I was deeply saddened to hear about the loss of Mr. McCormick.” He goes on to say, “I understand that Mr. McCormick was very respected by fellow firefighters and had established personal relationships with Cherokee Fire personnel that continued up until his passing.”