Park City Fire District chief passes away on family vacation after 4 days in hospital

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PARK CITY, Utah (ABC4) – The chief of the Park City Fire District has died after being critically injured while on vacation with his family.

According to the Park City Fire District, Chief Paul Hewitt has died at the age of 58 after being critically injured in a UTV accident. Chief Hewitt was in a Eugene, Oregon hospital for four days prior to succumbing to his injuries.

“Chief Hewitt spent 20 years with the Salt Lake City Fire Department before being appointed Park City Fire Chief in February 2011 where he served with great dedication,” a post from the Park City Fire District on Facebook reads. “He set an example of true leadership and touched so many with his genuine personality and compassion for others. He will be greatly missed by the Park City Fire Department family.

“We ask that you keep his family in your thoughts and respect their privacy during this difficult time.”

Earlier this month, a Summit County Sheriff’s deputy was seriously injured while at his daughter’s softball tournament in Colorado. He was recently flown back to Utah to recover closer to home.

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