Last alarm sounded for longtime Casnovia fireman

Casnovia Township firefighter Dick Crosby Sr.


CASNOVIA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD)—A longtime Muskegon County firefighter who died last week received a hero’s funeral.

Fellow firefighters sounded the last alarm for 67-year-old Richard Crosby Thursday afternoon.

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The 44-year veteran of the Casnovia Township Fire Department was laid to rest at Bailey Christian Church.

A week earlier, Crosby suffered a heart attack and collapsed a few hours after responding to a medical call. He died at the hospital days later.

Crosby was from Grant.

>>Longtime Casnovia firefighter remembered

People across West Michigan were encouraged to fly their flags at half-staff Thursday in his honor.

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