Murrells Inlet-Garden City firefighter takes one last ride on Engine 78

Updated: May. 3, 2019 at 7:37 PM EDT
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MURRELLS INLET, SC (WMBF) – Friends, family and first responders from around South Carolina came together to remember Murrells Inlet-Garden City firefighter Robert Shubert, who passed away last Friday after a motorcycle accident.

“Exemplary. He was a role model,” said George Oldroyd, chair of the Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire District Board of Directors.

Members from Horry County Fire Rescue, Goose Creek Fire Rescue and military personnel were present for the services.

“He was a mentor to many and the number of people here that you see were all impacted either personally by him or his reputation,” said Oldroyd.

Oldroyd said Friday wasn’t to remember how Shubert died, but rather the life he lived.

“There were service members here that may not have known him personally, but they served under arms overseas in combat, certainly there is a connection,” Oldroyd said. "When you share the risks of the emergency service, there is a bond developed that is only explainable to the public by what you see today. The bond is evident,”

Shubert was driven on Engine 78 one last time Friday night through the fire districts headquarters and to the funeral home.

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