Laughlin Remembers Fuller Hose Co. Firefighter Shawn Giles on Senate Floor

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Senate today unanimously approved a condolence resolution sponsored by Sen. Dan Laughlin (R-49) to remember Fuller Hose Company #1 Firefighter Shawn Giles who was tragically killed on Aug. 20, 2023, by a speeding motorist while directing traffic at an accident scene.

“Shawn died while selflessly serving the citizens of this commonwealth,” said Laughlin. “His sacrifice underscores how our Pennsylvania volunteers put their lives on the line for our safety each and every day.”

Shawn served 13 years as a firefighter and performed fire police duties for the Fuller Hose Co. Prior to that, he served as a volunteer firefighter with Brookside Fire Department in Harborcreek Township. He was also a veteran of the United States Army, having served in Germany from 1989-1993.

Shawn is survived by his wife, Adele, stepchildren, Alyssa and Alex, and grandson, Lucas.

“The unimaginable loss is felt keenly by his family, colleagues, friends and community,” Laughlin said. “My deepest condolences to his entire family, his friends and the Fuller Hose Company.”

A video of Sen. Laughlin’s full floor remarks can be viewed here.

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Contact:           David Kozak   717-787-8927

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