ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth has lost one of its most memorable deputy chiefs.
Ellsworth Deputy Fire Chief Bobby Dorr was loved by all, said State Fire Marshall Joe Thomas. Thomas said a man like Dorr comes every so often in your life.
“He trained a lot of people that are here today and we are pretty fortunate because of it,” said Ellsworth Fire Chief Gary Saunders.
Dorr was diagnosed with cancer in January 2020. Saunders said many people didn’t know Dorr was sick.
“He worked at the Ellsworth Fire Department up until the last week,” said Saunders.
Lt. Amanda Corson of the Trenton Fire Department said Dorr did everything for everyone else and was a leader in every sense of the word. Thomas said the best firefighters in the county came under the training of Bobby Dorr. He added Dorr represented everything a working man could be, passionate, devoted and a friend.
“If you’re looking for a tribute I guess that’s it he vowed that he was going to up until he couldn’t work anymore because he loved the Ellsworth Fire Department so much,” said Saunders.
Saunders said it was going to be a rough Sunday, but he is going to treasure the memories he had with him forever. The family sat underneath the tent, where media were kept behind. More than 100 people attended Dorr’s funeral.
Saunders said his honor, grace and friendship will live on in those he touched throughout his career.