Parents of Orange Township firefighter highlight need for mental health awareness after son’s death

  • Source: WBNS-TV Columbus 10
  • Published: 05/10/2019 01:58 PM

Orange Township Firefighter Trever Murphy had a contagious smile and was an outgoing guy who loved music, baseball and career. “To us, Trever was that all-American boy you would see depicted in every Norman Rockwell painting,” said his mom, Kathrine Hardin. “From the age of three, the boy knew he was a firefighter." But the career Trever loved also caused pain. “The last two runs he took, a girl died in his arms as a child. Then, the very last run he was able to go on, he laid down with a man who had gasoline pouring on him and the victim, and he was trying to save this gentleman. When he released him from his seatbelt, he died in his arms,” Kathrine said. Kathrine said Trever tried to help himself, but several factors led to a downward spiral. “Friday, around noon, the world stopped,” said Trever's dad, Gary Hardin. Gary and Kathrine's pain is still very raw. They admit it's not easy to talk about their son, but they say they need to speak out.


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