We regret to announce the death of Sergeant Tim Groft of Louisville Fire and Rescue. Sergeant Groft died Saturday morning after a year-long battle with cancer. He was 37 years old and served the citizens of Louisville Metro for over 15 years.
Please keep the Groft and Louisville Fire families in your thoughts and prayers.
Pursuant to Kentucky's presumptive cancer law for firefighters, the agency is treating his death as line-of-duty. Supporting Heroes generally follows federal Public Safety Officers' Benefits guidelines regarding cancer and other causes of death. Unfortunately, there are currently no federal presumptive provisions regarding cancer.
We are working to create guidelines for our purposes and will soon deviate from those of the federal government regarding cancer. Those guidelines are not yet in place, but we hope to have them very soon. This is no way diminishes our perspective regarding the loss of Sergeant Groft or our concern for his family and friends.