Firefighter is Honored By Friends, Family, and Patriot Guard


OMAHA (KPTM)- Omaha firefighter Scott C. Petersen was laid to rest after losing his life in a motorcycle accident last week.

Fellow firefighters, hundreds of friends and more than a hundred members of the Nebraska Patriot Guard honored the fall hero at his funeral at Bethany Lutheran Church in Elkhorn, NE Tuesday.

“I know he wanted to give himself for other people and he died too young and I’m here to show my respect,”  said Lawrence Anthony, Patriot Guard rider.

“It’s about showing honor and showing our respect,” said Anthony

Patriot Guard members rode to honor Petersen.

“We are here to pay respect, honor the family, and honor our hero. And we acknowledge the fact that the first responders are there every day protecting our lives on the home-front,” said Scott Knudsen, Nebraska Patriot Guard Captain.

Petersen was one of the first responders when the International Nutrition Plant collapsed in January.

 “Scott was a fabulous firefighter and even a better person,” said Brian Lowenstein,  a co-firefighter and friend of Peterson.

A Scott Petersen Memorial Fund has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank. Donations can be made at any branch. The funds will go to the education of Petersen’s two children. There is also an on-line fund set up. The link to donate is:

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