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Community honors Greenfield firefighter who died hours after battling auto shop blaze

Posted at 1:02 PM, Nov 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-17 15:41:43-05

GREENFIELD, Ind. -- The Greenfield community is saying goodbye to a local firefighter who died in the line of duty last week.

Lieutenant Scott Compton, 55, died Saturday just hours after battling a massive fire that destroyed Mueller’s Auto Body and Glass and heavily damaged a nearby shopping center Friday evening.

Compton was a 17-year veteran with the Greenfield Fire Department.

READ | Firefighter dies hours after auto shop, plaza fire in Greenfield

A procession from the funeral home carried Compton to Brandywine Community Church Thursday morning where the community will gather from 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. to pay their respects to Compton and his family.

"It's a tremendous loss," said Tony Bratcher of Sugar Creek Township Fire Department. "You look at the family and see grandchildren- see little boys that won't even get the chance to know what an amazing man, servant, firefighter, friend Scott was. I can't even fathom that. He died providing a service to others and it's pretty hard to explain that to a child."

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Compton’s funeral was held Friday at 11 a.m.

The Greenfield Fire Department is selling memorial stickers for $5 each to raise money for Compton’s family. You can purchase them at the Greenfield Fire Headquarters at 17 West South Street.

READ | Large fire damages Greenfield auto body shop, multiple businesses

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