In 2020, the Worthington Division of Fire & EMS and the Worthington community mourned the loss of retired firefighter and Worthington resident David Mierzejewski at the age of 50. Firefighter Mierzejewski passed away on September 15, 2020 from occupational cancer. He served the Worthington community for 25 years.
Throughout his career, which spanned from April 1995 to January of 2020, Dave Mierzejewski was the ultimate professional, whether he was in the role of firefighter, paramedic, fire inspector, or fire investigator. He was a mentor to many and inspiration to all. The dedication he showed to the fire service and to the community he lived in and loved was evident from his first day on the job. During the four years he lived with cancer, his strength of will and perseverance to overcome the odds was an inspiration to all that knew him.
Firefighter Mierzejewski is survived by his wife and two children, many family members and friends, and his brothers and sisters with the Worthington Division of Fire & EMS and the City of Worthington. He received full fire department honors during services at Worthington Christian Church on September 22, 2020. Worthington Division of Fire & EMS personnel were joined by members of multiple central Ohio fire departments as part of the large contingent of fire trucks and emergency vehicles that processed to Firefighter Mierzejewski's interment at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Worthington.