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FF Killed When Son's Gun Discharges On Hunting Trip

FF Killed When Son's Gun Discharges On Hunting Trip

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Akron Beacon Journal via YellowBrix

April 20, 2010

TWINSBURG, OH – Twinsburg is mourning the loss of one of its firefighters, killed in a hunting accident over the weekend in Jefferson County.

Ty Marlin, 46, died when his 15-year-old son accidentally shot him Sunday at the Short Creek Sportsman’s Club in Adena.

Twinsburg Fire Capt. Steven Bosso remembers the firefighter and paramedic as a person who loved to share a laugh.

‘’He was very, very good at what he did,’’ Bosso said.

Marlin had worked full time in Twinsburg since 1993 and part time in Streetsboro since 1994. He worked for Springfield Township from 1985 to 1999.

Bosso said the accident happened as Marlin and his son were packing up for home after turkey hunting.

He said they were unloading a four-wheeler when Marlin asked his son to unload the weapon.

‘’He pulled it out of the holster, and it went off,’’ Bosso said. ‘’Ty had his back to him, and it struck him in his back. He was killed instantly.’’

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

Calling hours for the firefighter will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Shorts Funeral Home, 9781 Page Road, Streetsboro.


Twinsburg firefighter and paramedic, Ty Marlin, was killed in a hunting accident in Jefferson County Sunday morning.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 8894 State Route 14 in Streetsboro, followed by burial at Crown Hill Cemetery on State Route 91 in Twinsburg.

The city plans to bury Marlin with full honors, Bosso said.

‘’What started out as something they loved to do together turned into a real tragedy,’’ Bosso said. ‘’Our heart goes out to the family and his young son.’’

Marlin was also a certified fire-safety inspector, a hazardous-materials specialist and rescue diver and served on both the Summit County HazMat and Water Rescue teams.

‘’He was a very lively person, and he kept things moving around the station,’’ said Fire Inspector Kelvin Grime.

‘’There was never a dull moment when [Ty] was around. He was top notch in everything he did.’’

Springfield Fire Chief Vic Wincik described Marlin as a ‘’good kid’’ and ‘’a good mentor.’’

Wincik said Marlin had an inch-thick file of training certificates in his personnel file at Springfield. ‘’He was very aggressive in getting training,’’ the chief said.

Bosso said it was great working with Marlin because of his personality and his skills on the job.

‘’He had a distinctive laugh,’’ he said. ‘’You could hear him a mile away. He liked to keep things light around here.’’

And he was a terrific firefighter/paramedic, he said.

‘’He was a guy you wanted next to you,’’ he said.

He looked like a traditional firefighter from generations back because of the old-school mustache he wore, Bosso said.

Bosso said firefighters plan to ‘’do what we can to offer our love’’ to the grieving family.’’

‘’We can’t even fathom what [Marlin’s son] is going through,‘’ Bosso said. ’’He will need a lot of tender loving care.’’