Firefighter Deaths

The Vincennes Township Fire Department is mourning the loss of two of its volunteer firefighters within the last week.

Over the weekend, 24 year-old Robert Stangle passed away, of what is being called unknown causes.

An autopsy was conducted Monday to determine the cause of death.

No foul play is suspected.

Stangle’s death follows the passing of 45 year-old Christian Hanks.

Hanks died last week; his funeral was Monday.

Vincennes Township Fire Chief Tim Smith called both Stangle and Hanks valuable assets to the Department.

Smith also praised their work in training and responding to emergency situations.