HENDERSON - An off-duty firefighter killed when police say a drunk driver swerved in to his lane in February is being honored this weekend.
Jonathan Coomes was just 29. He leaves behind a wife, children and a band of brothers at Henderson's fire station 3 where the loss of this fire fighter is still being felt. Now, the fire fighter's union wants to help his family and many others.
They still feel the hole Jonathan Coomes' death created. Coomes' widow, Miranda, says this brotherhood has stepped up for her and her young children in their time of need.
"These guys have done so much work to try to help, not only us, but other families that may be in need too. Because, speaking from experience, you just never know what life is going to give you."
Former firefighter Pat Thompson, who worked with Coomes for years, says, "It's a brotherhood that, outside of the fire service, you really don't understand and it's always an extended family and when something tragic like this happens, we feel it's our responsibility as a family to take care of our own."
And that's exactly what this Saturday's golf scramble is all about. "We hope to establish a fund where we can support our own in times of need," says Thompson.
The golf scramble will be this Saturday starting at 8-am at Ben Hawes park in Ownesboro.
There will be breakfast and lunch served.
Registration for individuals to play is $50 and $200 for a group.
To register, contact Pat Thompson at (270) 952 - 8003 or firstname.lastname@example.org