Fallen Pa. fire chief recognized with honorary road

A portion of a road in Upper Darby was named The Deputy Fire Chief Michael P. Morgan Memorial Highway in honor of the 30-year veteran

UPPER DARBY, Pa. — A fire chief who died in the line of duty was honored with a road dedicated to him.

Delcon News Network reported that a portion of a road was honorably named The Deputy Fire Chief Michael P. Morgan Memorial Highway to honor the 30-year fire service veteran who died when he fell ill after responding to two fire calls in 2016.

“We have limited places where we can honor people,” state Rep. Jamie Santora said. “Doing an honorary road naming on a state road is significant. It’s not temporary, it’ll be there forever. It will allow his name to be prominently displayed in an area where he gave back to his community.”

An unveiling ceremony was held, with Morgan’s family, along with firefighters from Morgan’s department and neighboring departments, township officials and community members in attendance.

Morgan was also honored in September 2016 when his name was added to the Drexel Hill Middle School Heroes Courtyard.


Today one of our hero’s was honored by his fellow firefighters and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Senator Tom McGarrigle and I dedicated a portion of Garrett Rd. as the Deputy Chief Michael P Morgan Memorial Highway after the members of the Garrettford-Drexel Hill Fire Co. dedicated their new engine to Mike. The Morgan Family, members of the fire department , and the community were on hand for these very special ceremonies. Special thanks to Mayor Tom Micozzie, Tim Boyce, Tom Judge Jr, Chief Jim Hoban and the Ladies Auxiliary for their assistance.

Posted by James Santora on Saturday, October 13, 2018


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