Chief Gary Southerland

Photo of Chief Gary Southerland
Last Call: Sun, Jan 12th, 2020
Date of Incident: Not Known
Cause of Death: Duty-Related Illness
Service Time: 34 years
Age: 68


His wife Tamra, sons Nick and Josh, daughter Brooke, brother Brian, and five granddaughters


Chief Southerland died on January 12, 2020 after a long battle with occupational cancer. He retired from Westfield Fire Department on December 27, 2012 and was diagnosed with kidney cancer the following day.


Westfield Fire Department
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17535 Dartown Road
Westfield, Indiana 46074
(317) 804-3333
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There are 2 tributes for Chief Gary Southerland.

Left by Adam Klingensmith on Thursday, April 1st, 2021

Gary was one of the most caring men I have ever had the pleasure to know. His dedication to our community and to the men and woman of WFD goes unmatched. I miss hearing his whistling and being around his infectious happiness. We miss you Gary