Ben Lauren, a volunteer firefighter in Forsyth Township (in southern Marquette County), has passed away in the line of duty while fighting a structural fire just a recently.
Via a Facebook post from Forsyth Township, Ben was born on Flag Day (June 14th) 1996 and was a third generation firefighter. His father Ron, and sister Tori are also fighters for the Forsyth Township Fire Department as well.
“He was a proud, dedicated and exceptional member of our Fire Department,” the post said. “[and] was truly the finest representation of our community’s young people—respected and admired by all who knew him.”
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Lauren family and the Department at this time.