Re: Nathan Raulz
To whom it may concern:
It is with deepest regret we announce the death of one our firefighters. Firefighter Nathan Scott “Ragoo” Raulz, 18, was killed in an accident that occurred in our district around 5 p.m. this afternoon.
Nathan has been a volunteer with Central Montgomery County Fire-Rescue (formerly River Plantation Fire Department) Station 171, for the past three years. He graduated from Conroe High School last Saturday night and worked his last shift at our station on Monday night. We nicknamed him “Ragoo” because no one could remember his last name at first.
He was the kind of kid any parent would want. He was responsible, respectful, good academically and willing to do anything he could to help anyone in need. He was always early for training and always stayed late to make sure everything was done when training was finished. He would even stop by the station and hangout when he was off-duty. Nathan had been at the station earlier today.
Nathan had enlisted in the US Army and planned to serve in Afghanistan, and then return home and go back to school to become an EMT and professional Firefighter.
There will not be another Nathan Raulz anytime soon.
Funeral arrangements are pending at this time. We plan to make sure he has the traditional and proper firefighter funeral he deserves.
Our entire department is devastated at this tremendous loss and we ask that the media accept this as our statement and allow us to grieve.
Central Montgomery County Fire-Rescue