Death of 2 Firefighters from Pipe Creek Township Fire Department in Madison County, IN

Date: April 2, 2018

Time: 10:00 PM

Release: #1

Death of 2 Firefighters from Pipe Creek Township Fire Department in Madison County, IN

The Pipe Creek Township Fire Department is saddened by the loss of two firefighters from their department tonight.   Firefighters Kyle Hibst and David Wittkamper were killed when their plane crashed at Marion Airport in Marion, IN late this afternoon.

Kyle Hibst joined the fire department on 2/12/2011 and served as a firefighter and EMS Chief for the department.   Kyle’s wife Kim Hibst is also a member of the fire department. Kyle is the father of one young boy.

David Wittkamper joined the fire department on 5/12/2007 and served as a firefighter.   David’s father and grandfather were past members of the Pipe Creek Fire Department and David grew up with the firefighters as his family. David is married to Autumn Wittkamper.

Chief Richard Shepherd is saddened by the loss of these two great individuals who have given so much back to their family, community and this fire department. The members of the Pipe Creek Fire Department are all at a loss as they come together to help each other thru this difficult time.   Chief Shepherd is grateful for the outpouring of support from the emergency services in Madison County. Please respect the privacy of our firefighters, and the families who have lost loved ones tonight.

Funeral arrangements are pending, and will be released later this week.

 

 

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This press release is being sent on behalf of the Pipe Creek Township Fire Department. Todd Harmeson, PIO MCEMA will be the point of contact at this time for media questions or comments.

 

Contact Information

Cellular Phone: (765) 602-5402

Email: tharmeson@madisoncounty.in.gov