SACRAMENTO — California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Captain Stacy Hamilton, of Shaver Lake, was killed in a vehicle accident Saturday morning in Merced County.
Governor Gavin Newsom today issued the following statement regarding the death of Hamilton:
“On behalf of all Californians, Jennifer and I extend our condolences to Captain Stacy Hamilton’s family, friends and colleagues in this difficult time. It’s the work of brave firefighters like Stacy that keeps our communities safe and we are deeply grateful for his service.”
We are saddened to report the passing of Fire Captain Stacy Hamilton. Captain Hamilton was assigned to the Columbia Air Attack Base and was an extremely talented Air Tactical Group Supervisor, a great friend, mentor, and person. He is survived by his wife and two sons. pic.twitter.com/H5968EDdXr
— CALFIRE TCU (@CALFIRETCU) June 8, 2019
Captain Hamilton began his career with CAL FIRE in 2006 and previously served in the United States Forest Service. He is survived by his wife, Katie, and two teenage sons, Ian and Logan.
In honor of Captain Hamilton, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.