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Ex-West Haven firefighter gets surprise hospice visit from comrades before passing away
Sunday, June 12, 2016

When members of the West Haven Fire Department got the call that one of their own who served in the department decades ago was near death, they did what they always do when a request for help comes in — they responded in force.

It had been almost 40 years since Gordon Barrett wore the West Haven Fire Department uniform, but when department members learned on May 5 that Barrett was not doing well, almost three dozen of them headed over to the Regal Health Center to see him one more time.

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