Community Honors Jesse Trader

ALBANY, Ore. — An Albany firefighter was remembered Saturday after his life was taken too soon.  19 year-old Jesse Trader died Tuesday while in Southern Oregon battling the Big Windy Complex. He died when a water tanker he was driving flipped. The football field at West Albany High School was filled with family and friends … Continue reading »

Remembering Jesse Trader

CORVALLIS, Ore. — It was a day of mourning as Jesse Trader’s parents prepared for their son’s funeral on Friday, but more than anything, they say they want to honor and celebrate his accomplishments. Nineteen-year-old Jesse Trader of Albany was killed earlier this week while working on the Big Windy Fire in Southern Oregon. His … Continue reading »

Kitzhaber Orders Flags Lowered

SALEM, Ore. — Governor Kitzhaber has ordered all flags to fly at half-mast on Saturday in honor of fallen firefighter Jesse Trader. Trader was killed while fighting the Big Windy Fire on Tuesday when the water truck he was driving rolled into a ditch. He was 19 years old. Trader graduated from West Albany High … Continue reading »

Remembering Fallen Albany Firefighter

ALBANY, Ore. — It was a day of mourning and shock for friends and family members of a fallen firefighter from Albany. The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office says 19-year-old Jesse Trader of Albany was driving a water tender truck on Tuesday morning while helping fight the Big Windy Complex Fire near Grants Pass. Deputies say … Continue reading »