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August 31, 2010
August 28, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
August 16, 2010
As a brother firefighter it saddens me to hear of the loss of one of our own.
My thought are with Chief Dillons family both at home and at the firehouse.
God bless all of you.
Appalachia Fire Department
August 09, 2010
May God Bless your family.My prayer are with you at this sad time.Sarah Ellington From Huntsville vol Fire Dept.Rockingham county North Carolina
August 07, 2010
Many wonderful memories of growing up with Posey at our house. He and Ed were always together and he always took time to be kind to the "little" sister. We had some great times. Although I have not had the pleasure of seeing Posey for several years, my heart still breaks for the loss we all share with Ann. My prayers will be with you for God's strength to help you with this, Ann.
August 05, 2010
I have some very fond memories of Mr. Posey Dillion. The oldest would have to be going to church with him, and going trick-or-treating at his house. He was always the sweetest man and his wife, Ann is the sweetest lady that you would ever meet in your life. I never saw Posey unhappy. He always had the biggest smile on his face and you couldn't get away without him picking on you. I will never forget you! You will always be in my heart! Ann, you are in my prayers and I love you both!
August 04, 2010
Our prayers are with you at this difficult time. May the momories and love for Posey sustain you.
August 04, 2010
Sorry for your loss.


A Firefighters Wife
August 03, 2010
May God bless Rocky Mount Fire department.Mine and their brothers are on special assignments at station one above.

Ron Adams Asst Chief Draper VA
August 02, 2010
My condolences to your family. My son is a firefighter and I understand the deep commitment those men have for their jobs. It is not just a job to them, it is a calling. They are special people. My prayers are with you all. God Bless.
August 02, 2010
AS THE GOOD LORD HAS TAKING ONE OF OUR ANGLES ALONG WITH HIM ON HIS JOURNEY. MAY WE KEEP HIM IN OUR THOUGHTS, AND HIS FAMILY IN OUR PRAYERS. WE ARE VERY THANKFUL FOR ALL THAT THESE MEN DID FOR US IN THE LIFE AS A ANGEL THEY HAD ON THIS EARTH. BLESS THE DILLION FAMILY IN THE TIMES TO COME.
August 02, 2010
Thank you for your many years of servies to us all.
I know you are looking out for us in heaven at this time.
May peace be with you and all your family and firefrighters.
August 02, 2010
thoughts an pryaer to the family an fire dept rest in peace fallen brother from ur brothers at larue county fire & rescue
August 02, 2010
Love, thoughts and prayers to your family during this terrible loss.
August 02, 2010
Davy, Carol and the entire Dillon family, I'm so sorry to hear of your lose. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Your family and all of Franklin County has suffered the loss of a great man.
August 01, 2010
I'm sorry I didn't know Mr. Dillon. My husband and I were boating at Smith Mountain lake and heard about the accident. From the love of your town toward Mr. Dillon he must have been a wonderful man. My prayers are with you and your family.

Tammy Sandy
Stephens City, Va
August 01, 2010
They made the ultimate sacrifice-our fallen brothers will never be forgotten. Let their deaths not be in vain and their memories live on forever. God Bless you all.
August 01, 2010
our heart go out to the family and friends & fellow firefighters you are in our prayers


Grottoes va fire dept.
August 01, 2010
Anne, our hometown suffered two huge losses this week but heaven gained two wonderful angels. You are in our prayers that God will meet your every need.
August 01, 2010
THANKS FOR ALL YOU DONE FOR OUR GREAT COMMUNITY POSEY,AND THE PEOPLE YOU TOUCHED ALONG THE WAY.
July 31, 2010
Our Hearts & Prayers go out to all of the Family,Friends,Fellow Firefighters and EMS. These Honorable Men will live on in our Memory forever. The Evans Family
July 31, 2010
My tribute to their sacrifice...
July 31, 2010
Ann, family, Fellow Firefighters and EMS,
You all are in my prayers.
Posey, you were there when I needed someone to have my back on EMS call for
years. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Posey like the saying goes,
THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE, A JOB WELL DONE.
I will miss you,
Margaret Rakes
July 31, 2010
Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends. God Bless.
July 31, 2010
Thanks Chief for your service to your community,DFP Inst.4197
July 31, 2010
God has a special place in heaven for fire fighters!
July 31, 2010
God has a special place in heaven for fire fighters!
July 31, 2010
July 31, 2010
July 31, 2010
Thank u for all u did for our town of Rocky Mount. You will be missed and im sorry to have heard the terrible news! Rest in peace!
July 31, 2010
YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS
July 31, 2010
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
July 31, 2010
Such a loss to family and friends,But I know that Heaven Is celebrating there new Angel.God Bless You All
July 31, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 31, 2010
To a special man that gave so much to this community,God Bless You and Your Family.
July 31, 2010
my deepest and heartfelt sympathy goes out to the dillon family. may the lord be with you.
leedy family
July 31, 2010
our prayers and thought s are with u and your family during this time of sorrow
July 31, 2010
Ann and family,

So many prayers and thoughts have gone out to you since hearing of the accident and your loss. We will continue to pray for God's comfort and the comfort that comes from so many expressions of love and friendship.

The Meador (former VDOT) and Clifton families
July 31, 2010
Farewell to a Fallen Hero. Peace Be With You.
July 31, 2010
Deepest sympathy to the Dillion Family.
July 31, 2010
All my sympathy to the Dillon family and the Rocky Mount Fire Department. Keep the faith and you will meet him again.
July 31, 2010
July 31, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Castlewood Fire and Rescue
July 31, 2010
I have one son that is a firefighter, it worries me always but when I asked son, why do you do this?? why do you worry me so, his answer was simple, Mom, I do what you taught me the best, to take care of others, I had no response, may your soul rest in peace my brother as you have saved too many others...my thoughts go with you, the family and the brothers of this brotherhood, I say a prayer for you and your family always....
July 31, 2010
hi i'm so sorry.
July 31, 2010
Ann,
We are deeply sorry for the sudden loss of Posey. He was a well loved man and we will dearly miss him. Love
Georg and Janet Kaufmann former owners of 195 Brookshire
July 31, 2010
We extend our heartfelt sympathies and prayers as well as our admiration to Posey for his service to his community and to all of his neighbors throughout the area.
Family of J. Lloyd Gregory (Chief-Martinsville Fire Dept.)
July 31, 2010
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
July 31, 2010
As a former employee of the Roanoke office of VDFP, I remember Mr. Dillon as a devoted man when it came to the fire services. I am deeply sorry for his loss to his family and community
July 31, 2010
MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF DILLON POSEY MAY GOD BE WITH YOU
July 31, 2010
Ann & Family,
I was given one of the highest honors a dispatcher can have today and that's to give Posey his last and final call. I have toned him out on many calls and prayed that he make it home safely and many he did. But today I toned his last call this time to where I know he has eternal peace and happiness. Thank you for sharing Posey with the rest of us and letting us have part in this day. My prayers and love go to you all.
July 31, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Dillon family and Rocky Mount Vol. Fire Department.
Goldvein Vol. Fire Dept.
July 31, 2010
I had the honor of working with Posey a number of years at Appalachian Power. I was very happy for him when he was able to take early retirement, to have an opportunity to do the things he really enjoyed. Posey will be sorely missed by all who knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Ann, and the rest of his family.
God bless and watch over you.
July 30, 2010
Ann,
Posey was the RMFD, he was a great man and leader. He will be deeply missed and if there is anything you need please call me.
July 30, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you during the loss of a hero Posey Dillon. May God grant you comfort and peace.
July 30, 2010
Our deepest sympathies and prayers to your family and friends. Thank you for your years of selfless service to the community.
July 30, 2010
Ann,
My thoughts and prayers are with you. It's been a long time since high school. Posey was a special person.
Betty Housman Billingsley
July 30, 2010
My prayer go out to the family and Friends and my Symphathy God Bless you he will be missedby a lots of People he work with him at AEP David Lanlev family of vinton va
July 30, 2010
Sorry for you loss.
July 30, 2010
To the family and all those who are mourning this loss:
This is one time in your life that you may look back on and see "only one set of footprints in the sand". That's because God truly will pick you up and carry you through this deep sadness, grief, and loneliness of no longer having your loved one here on earth. I know this for certain because God has done this for me, I could have never made it without Him! You will one day be able to see how very much God has taught you through this entire experience. No one in life wants to have to learn these lessons, of course, but in time you may be a blessing for others who are suffering.
Your loved one, while on this earth, demonstrated his love for Christ with all the goodness and love he gave so freely to everyone.
May the Lord bless you and keep you always. My heart deeply hurts for you at this time and I would gladly take some of the pain for you, but it just doesn't work that way. God is your healing power at this time and always.
We do not know each other personally, but you are in my heart and prayers.
In Christ's love,
Mary
July 30, 2010
My condolences and sympathy to the family and friends who lost a great man. He will always be remembered and will live on in the hearts of those who loved him.
July 30, 2010
This world is down one fine person, Jane & I were coworkers with Posey and I am proud to have been his friend, he will be greatly missed
July 30, 2010
MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF POSEY DILLO. GOD IS WITH YOU ALL..
July 30, 2010
The world has lost a great man...Posey will be remembered with honor and admiration forever.

Our thoughts and prayers to the family and to all who knew him...
July 30, 2010
GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILIES AND YOUR TOWN.

WEST JEFFERSON FIRE DEPT
July 30, 2010
My HEART GOES OUT TO ALL THAT HAVE LOST A GREAT MAN. HE WAS A FATHER BROTHER BEST FRIEND AND A DAME GOOD TEACHER. WILL BE MIST JUST REMBER WE ALL HAVE MEMORIES OF HIM AND HE WILL KNOW BE ALL ARE ANGLE.
July 30, 2010
July 30, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Dillon family and the Rocky Mount Fire Department.
July 30, 2010
Prayers are with you Mine run Vol Fire is here to help u morn if you need anything please give us a call
July 30, 2010
Praying for family and friends, and all of Franklin county residents, present and past, during this difficult time. My dad, a retired police investigator for Rocky Mount always thought so much of Posey. What a kind, honorable man we have lost.
July 30, 2010
July 30, 2010
Thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, fire department and community on your loss

Henry Lane
FF/ paramedic Arlington Va Fire
July 30, 2010
Thoughts and prayers to your family at this difficult time. You are a hero to all of us and will be dearly missed.

Patient Access Department, CFMH
July 30, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May all the memories guide you in the difficult days ahead.God Bless You.
July 30, 2010
To the entire Dillon Family, the Rocky Mount Fire Department family and the community of Rocky Mount, Virginia. The members of the Chesterfield, Virginia, Department of Fire and EMS also mourn your tragic loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Please reach out if there is anything we can do for you.
July 30, 2010
Ann:

Our prayers are with you in your time of grief. Posey was a good man and will be missed by all. God Bless.
July 30, 2010
July 30, 2010
Both will truly be remembered as dedicated firefighters.
July 30, 2010
Anne, Hilda, David, Tammy and families, I am so sorry for your loss of our dear hero and loved one. He will be sadly missed and never forgotten. We need to always remember his dedication to other peoples lives and possessions , which he greatly had a concern for. God Bless each of you and we will keep you in our prayers.
July 30, 2010
May god be with you during your familys time of grief.
July 30, 2010
The nurses from Acute Care Services at Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital, would like to express their sincere sympathy to Mr, Dillon's family and The Rocky Mount Fire Dept, on the tragic loss. Our prayers and thoughts go with you.
July 29, 2010
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
July 29, 2010
Praying for you and your family
July 29, 2010
Praying for you during this time of sadness
July 29, 2010
May God grant you comfort and ease your pain during this time. Our hearts are heavy for you and your family as well as the Rocky Mount Fire Dept.
July 29, 2010
Prayers are w/ the Dillon family and the Rocky Mount Fire Dept. From a firefighting Brother!
July 29, 2010
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely-Gladys & Nancy Johnson
July 29, 2010
Posey was a wonderful friend and co-worker who will be sadly missed. May God Bless Ann and the entire family
July 29, 2010
Ann, my heart and prayers go out to you and your family in your time of grief. You will be in my thoughts and prayer. Love
July 29, 2010
from ypur brothers and sisters of the Eggleston Volunteer Fire Department you have our heartfelt prayers and sympathy to your families and department
July 29, 2010
My prayers and thoughts are with the family during your time of grief. May God be with you all.
July 29, 2010
The Lord has gained one of the most loving & caring souls you might ever see.You will be missed dearly bye not only those who new you.But also those who will never get the chance.
July 29, 2010
There is nothing more honorable than giving your life to help others. May your family find peace in knowing what an impact you had on those around you in your many years of public service.
July 29, 2010
on behalf on the Cave Spring Rescue Squad, our thought and prayers are with the family and townspeople of Rocky Mount, Va. God Bless
July 29, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I know that tragedies such as this are extremely hard to understand and I pray for your physical and mental strength in the coming days and months ahead. May God Bless You! With sympathy to all.
July 29, 2010
we are sorry for your lost he will be missed by all the people of Rocky Mount Joe and Elaine Gilley and family
July 29, 2010
On behalf of the members of the Yarmouth Fire Department, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, my family & I wish to express to the Family, Friends, Members of the Rocky Mount Volunteer Fire Department, & the Community of Rocky Mount,our sincere condolences at the tragic loss of Posey Dillon. May you take comfort in knowing that you are not alone in your sorrow. Rest in Peace my Brother & may God Bless you all.
July 29, 2010
So sorry to for the loss of Posey. I grew up in the same neighborhood and knew him all my life, he was a great man. Ann and family is in our prayers. Larry and Donna(Dillon) Wright
July 29, 2010
Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
July 29, 2010
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
July 29, 2010
From all the members here at Mount Cross Fire and Rescue our thoughts and prayers go out to Chief Posey Dillions family, and to all the members at Rocky Mount Fire Dept. May God Bless.
July 29, 2010
From all the members here at Mount Cross Fire and Rescue our thoughts and prayers go out to Chief Posey Dillions family, and to all the members at Rocky Mount Fire Dept. May God Bless.
July 29, 2010
So sorry for your tragic loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ron and Peggy Hodges
July 29, 2010
To Ann and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we are thankful for people like Possie.May God bless and give you comfort in this time of need.We are gratful for all our firefighters may god keep them all safe .You have all our love and prayers .The Turner Family callaway. va.
July 29, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and Town of Rocky Mount. We are so sorry for your loss. God bless you!
July 29, 2010
Thank you for many years of service. You will be greatly missed. Rest in peace.
July 29, 2010
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
July 29, 2010
May God strenghten your hearts as you try to understand why this was so soon in God's Plan...May You find strengh In the days that lye ahead but instead of tears He would want to see smiles...He is now in the Journey of Heaven watching you from the sky ,saying please dont you cry together again one day we will be for all enturnity ..Sorry for your Loss..
July 29, 2010
My prayers are with you.


Danville Fire Dept.
July 29, 2010
Our prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. Posey was a co-worker at AEP. He lived the Golden Rule and treated everyone the way he wanted to be treated, with respect and kindness.
We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
July 29, 2010
Ann & family, I'm so sorry for your loss and there's no words to ease the pain. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family as you go thru these diffcult days. I pray that the Lord will just wrap his arms around each of you and guide you along. I thank you for allowing Posey to give so much of his self to what he loved his community and helping others. God bless you.
July 29, 2010
July 29, 2010
I'm sorry to hear about the loss of two
fine men.My thaughts and prayers go with you-and My Home Town!
July 29, 2010
Rest in peace, brother. Chief201
July 29, 2010
We are sorry for your loss. Our thought and prayers are with you.
Love,
Jason & Crystal Wells
July 29, 2010
Mi mas sentido pesame a familiares y amigos. Cuerpo de Bomberos La Ceiba, Honduras C.A.
July 29, 2010
GOD Bless You And All Your Family, Chief
Dillon !!!!!
July 29, 2010
Our prayers are with the family.
July 29, 2010
July 29, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 29, 2010
Though I don't know you, my nephew thought highly of you. Rest in God's loving arms. You and all other firefighters are real heros. May God watch over those you left behind.My family lives in Rocky Mount so I thank you for all you have done.
July 29, 2010
Love and Prayers to your family and the Rocky Mount Fire Dept, he will never be forgotten, with our deepest sympathy.
July 29, 2010
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. ~Bible, John 15:13
July 29, 2010
Posey was a co-worker at APCO. He will be missed. May God bless and comfort you during this time of loss. My prayers are with you and the Town of Rocky Mount.
July 29, 2010
Sorry for the loss of a volunteer brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Cherry Lane Vol. Fire Dept
July 29, 2010
Your service will never be forgotten, Rest In Peace brother.
July 29, 2010
Ann and family,

We send our deepest sympathy at this difficult time. May God be with you all. From a retired firefighter and his wife.
July 29, 2010
We thank you for the many years of service and dedication to the community. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time; we ask for God's blessings upon you.
July 29, 2010
Posey, your going to be greatly missed, you loved fighting fires and helping out the public, you will be missed and I ask that you watch over us from heaven and keep us safe. Your in a better place now, you and danny. You will never be forgotten. That I promise.
July 29, 2010
We are so sorry to hear about Mr. Dillon's untimely death and we shall keep him and his family in our thoughts and prayers. MICHAEL AND TERRY DILLON
July 29, 2010
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss.
July 29, 2010
We will miss you, but we rejoice in you homegoing.

The Vinton Fire Department
by
George Stone
Volunteer Captain
July 29, 2010
July 29, 2010
My thoughts & prayers goes out to the family.
July 29, 2010
Sorry for the loss of a volunteer brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. Callaway Volunteer Fire Department
July 29, 2010
Thoughts and Prayers are to the Dillon family for their terrible lost. May God comfort you thru this hard time in your lives.


Mason's Cove Vol Fire Dept #10
(Life Member)
Roanoke,County
July 29, 2010
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
July 29, 2010
You are in our thoughts and prayers! He loved his work and died doing what he loved! God bless all of you! What a great Man!
July 28, 2010
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
July 28, 2010
Ann
My heart and prayers go out to you, your family and to my home Rocky Mount for the tremendous loss of Posey. God bless you.
July 28, 2010
Ann, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers and heart.Keep your family close and know that Posey is in the arms of the Lord.
July 28, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Family of Posey. I worked around him for 5 years at AEP, and he was always great to be around. So Sorry For Your Loss.
July 28, 2010
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13
July 28, 2010
Our deepest sympathy goes out to the families of Posey and Danny. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you and your families and all the firefighters that serve their community.
July 28, 2010
So sad that two of our Brothers have left this world. As an EMT you will be missed greatly. God please bless the family and friends of our two HEROS.. Prayers to all.
July 28, 2010
We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to your family and department at such a sad time. To be loss in the line of duty is a tragedy but know that the dedication and compassion for the community will not go unnoticed. May god Bless each and every one this has effected.
July 28, 2010
My deepest sympathy to Chief Dillon's family, to the fire department, and the community as a whole. You are in my thoughts and prayers
July 28, 2010
OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY GOSE OUT TO FAMILY AND DEPARTMENTS LOSS
July 28, 2010
Chief Dillon and family, you gave the ultimate sacrafice and you will never be forgotten. May God Bless you and your family.
July 28, 2010
May God's eternal love embrace these two heroes, their families and the Rocky Mount community.
July 28, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with the family and the members of RMVFD. May God keep you close in this time of need and may his love poor over you. God bless you.

Life Member FLVFD
July 28, 2010
Our hearts got out to Danny & Posey families and friends. You guys will always be remembered as true HEROS. God Bless all those at Rockey Mount, sorry to hear about your loss of your leader.
Longmeadow Vol. Fire Company
July 28, 2010
Posey and Danny;

May you rest in peace and may the Lord treat you with kindness and goodness,
July 28, 2010
We are so sorry for the lost of your love one. he and mr. altice will be missed . They were a very big part of our town. It takes true heros like these two men to make the world a better place. putting them selfs before anyone . the community will miss them dearly. My the lord hold you all in this time of sadness
July 28, 2010
Our hearts go out to Poseys family, friends and fellow firefighters.Please accept our deepest sympathies.
Posey was loved by many and will be sadly missed.
Thank you, Posey, for your service and dedication to the Town of Rocky Mount. You are truly a hero. God bless.
Ann, if there is anything you need, let us know.
Michelle & John Hodges
July 28, 2010
Our fellow brothers will be dearly missed by all departments.I wish to tell the family that my prayers are with them in this time of need.May GOD BE WITH YOU IN THIS TIME OF LOSS.
July 28, 2010
May God's loving arms wrap around you during this difficult time. Praying for your family, Caroline Forbes
July 28, 2010
Danny and Posey you guys were dedicated firemen who died doing what yall love to do-helping others. You two are going to be missed by so many people. You both have touched so many lives. Neither of you will ever be forgotten.
July 28, 2010
Burkeville Vol. Fire Department expresses our deepest sympathy to the family. May God be with you.
July 28, 2010
Dear Family, We are so sorry for the lost of your love one. he and mr. altice will be missed . They were a very big part of our town. It takes true heros like these two men to make the world a better place. putting them selfs before anyone . the community will miss them dearly. My the lord hold you all in this time of sadness. RIP
July 28, 2010
My thoughts and Prayers are with the family.I didn't know Posey personal but I know his mom,May god bless you all.
July 28, 2010
Posey you will be greatly missed by me and everyone else. you was a great guy and a great fireman. I will always remember you as a man who was heroic, selfless, and would do anything for anyone at anytime. You will always be in our hearts.... Forever. Rest in peace.
July 28, 2010
Posey you will be greatly missed by your friends at APCO and the Rocky Mount community. May your family gain peace in knowing you are in Heaven with GOD. I am proud to have known you and called you a friend.
July 28, 2010
There are no words to describe the loss of these two brave men not only to their families, but to the community as well. I pray that the families find solace and peace in God's strength and comfort in this time of sorrow. Thank you for your service and dedication, I know my husband truly had the pleasure of being able to serve on the fire department with you and have you as his chief.
July 28, 2010
I am an outsider looking in at a terrible tragedy that two well dedicated firemen where taken from all that loved them doing what they loved to do---fight fires and help others. It is people like that the world needs more of. My deepest sympathy goes out to his fellow fire fighters, family & dearest friends.
July 28, 2010
Dear Dillon Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of loss. I don't know you but I come from a long family of firefighters. My son is an Assistant Fire Marshall in Mechanisville, VA and was a volunteer firefighter for many years. Just know that you are in the hearts and prayers of your firefighter family.

Glenda Mooney
July 28, 2010
Thank you for your service to this community. Your family, friends, and fellow firefighters are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless everyone who puts their life on the line for others every day. "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." - John 15:13
July 28, 2010
OUR HEARTFELT SYMPATHY AND PRAYERS TO THE FAMILY AND COMMUNITY.
"GOD DIDN'T PROMISE DAYS WITHOUT PAIN, LAUGHTER WITHOUT SORROW, SUN WITHOUT RAIN, BUT HE DID PROMISE STRENGTH FOR THE DAY, COMFORT FOR THE TEARS AND LIGHT FOR THE WAY."
MAY GOD BLESS EACH OF YOU AND HOLD YOU CLOSE THRU THIS EVER SO DIFFICULT TIME.
July 28, 2010
Thank you for your dedicated service to our town. You will be greatly missed. Godspeed our friend!!
July 28, 2010
With deepest of sympathies.
July 28, 2010
July 28, 2010
Dear Dillon family,
Our hearts are very sad for you all, however we serve a GREAT GOD who loves you all. We pray for God's strength and mercy for your family. Mr. Dillon served our community very faithfully and courageously. We appreciate all our firemen and squad members who serve everyday helping others.
Draw near to God and he will draw near to you. IN CHRIST LOVE,
July 28, 2010
So sorry for your loss he was a great man and a great friend. My God be with your family and friends.AEP co-worker he will be sorely missed.
July 28, 2010
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jim and Sherie Altice
July 28, 2010
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jim and Sherie Altice Rocky Mount, Va
July 28, 2010
The Ghent Volunteer Fire Dept. members sends our heartfelt sympathies and prayers to the family of our fallen brother.
James Belcher, Ghent WV
July 28, 2010
Ann, I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working with Posey over the last 12 years. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
July 28, 2010
Our HEARTFELT sympathies and PRAYERS go toward our brothers family members and to the Rocky Mount Fire Department. May God Bless you in your time of need.
The Members of C.B.C. Volunteer Fire Department, (Craigsville)
July 28, 2010
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Matt 5:4
We're praying that you will feel the comforting arms of our Lord and Saviour
Jesus Christ.
July 28, 2010
Ann,

My prayers and sympathy are with you at this time. I remember what a sweet student you were and I can only imagine what a loss this is for you.

Fondly...Linda Wahlberg
July 28, 2010
SO VERY SORRY ANN . PRAYING FOR YOUR COMFORT , MAY OUR LORD TAKE CARE OF YOUR EVER NEED AS HE HAS PROMISED. WITH MUCH LOVE TO YOU . PHYLLIS TARDY-PRICE
July 28, 2010
The Eggleston Vol Fire Dept sends our prayers and thoughts to the familys of our fallen brothers.May god be with you always.
July 28, 2010
Rest in Peace My Fallen Brother
July 28, 2010
Posey was a good man, always had a smile and a kind word when you saw him. He will be sadly missed by everyone! He is with God today and singing with the angels. His candle may be blown out on earth, but has been lit in Heaven.
July 28, 2010
Our heartfelt sympathies and prayers are extended to the family.
July 28, 2010
The Commonwealth of Virginia's Fire and Emergency Services are deeply saddened by this loss in our ranks. May God continue to provide assistance and support.
July 28, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this terrible loss. Posey was a fine man and will be missed by all. Dale used to work with him at AEP. He was just a wonderful person. May all of your memories be treasured keepsakes.
July 28, 2010
God bless. Brother and friend, You will be missed.
July 28, 2010
The New Castle Vol. Fire Dept. is so sorry to hear of the loss of our borthers our hearts go out to all the family. RIP brother
July 28, 2010
deepest condolences you be missed
July 28, 2010
Posey will be greatly missed by the many lives he has touched with kindness. Not only was he a dedicated servant to this community but he was a caring neighbor, wonderful friend, loyal son and faithful husband. Always smiling, always willing to lend a helping hand. There aren't enough words to express this loss. His legacy is truly a life lesson for all of us. Prayers go out to Ann in the days ahead.
July 28, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families. He will be missed by everyone we are originally from Franklin County and still come home on a regular basis. Posey has always been a good friend to our family. Agian we are so very sorry for your loss.
July 28, 2010
To the family: Please accept our sincere condolences. From all members of the Bristol, Virginia Fire Department.
July 28, 2010
We only met the gentleman once, but he left a lasting positive impression...our deepest condolences.
Roger & Barbara Hatcher
July 28, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great lose. Please go to the Lord and the Brotherhood for your strength in the coming days and weeks.
July 28, 2010
My heart goes out to the family and to the community what a tragic loss.I was deeply shocked and saddened to hear of the death of our fellow brother. I would like to extend my sincerest condolences to his family and his colleagues and to the Rocky Mount Fire Department.

Ginny Henderson
Administrative Assistant
City of Waynesboro Fire Department
300 West Broad Street
Waynesboro, VA 22980
July 28, 2010
I remember Posey when he was working and Central Garage and I was across the street at Appalachian then he came to Appalachian. Posey was a good person to work with and a very enjoyable person to be around everyone liked Posey. May God's Grace bring you peace. My prayers are with you and your family.

Faye Burnette, Collinsville, Virginia
July 28, 2010
The Auxiliary for the Glasgow Life Saving and First Aid Crew Inc. wishes to extend our most heartfelt sympathy to the family of Posey Dillion. As a Franklin Co. native I also knew Posey. He was a good man.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

God Bless You
Curtis Preston, Chaplain
Glasgow Auxiliary
July 28, 2010
ANN, MY SINCERE SYMPATHY IS EXTENDED TO YOU IN THE LOSS OF POSEY I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT BUT GOD HAD A PLAN FOR HIM AND WE NEVER KNOW WHEN IT IS GOD IS READY FOR ANY OF US AND WE ALL HAVE TO BE READY WHEN HE CALLS US. I WAS THINKING ABOUT YOU THE OTHER DAY FOR SOME REASON, I AM IN THE NURSING HOME IN TALL. FLA NOW FOR PAST YEAR AND HALF, NOT ABLE TO LIVE BY MYSELF AND DRIVE BUT DOING OK. FAMILY HERE. KEEP YOUR FAITH IN GOD. PHYLLIS ELMORE.
PHYELMORE@AOL.COM
July 28, 2010
I am so sorry to hear what happened, our prayers and thoughts go out to the family and especially to his wife Ann.

Johnny Wolford and Family
July 28, 2010
I was shocked to hear of Posey's death. However, I am not shocked to hear all of what he means to the Rocky Mount community. We became friends while working together in Roanoke. Lori and I will be thinking of the family and have you in our prayers.
July 28, 2010
July 28, 2010
In Remembrance of a fallen Brother!
July 28, 2010
Our hearts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Mr. Dillon.
July 28, 2010
Sorry for your loss. He will be missed. Your beloved friend H.L. Williams & his wife Carol.
July 28, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 28, 2010
Sorry for the loss of a volunteer brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. Callaway Volunteer Rescue Squad
July 28, 2010
Posey was a great guy and friend at APCO
and I knew him for all the years he worked there. I give my sympathy to all his family and friends. May God give you peace and comfort.
July 28, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you Ann and your family during this time of sorrow.
July 28, 2010
Our thoughts & prays are with you.
July 28, 2010
May you find peace and comfront at this time of loss .you are in our thought;s and prayer;s .
July 28, 2010
Our prayers are with you. May God hold you in the palm of his hands and be your strength.
July 28, 2010
Posey was a co-worker at APCO & friend at APCO - he will be missed - my prayers to his family. God Bless you all and the Town of Rocky Mount, VA
July 28, 2010
Thoughts and prayers to the RMVFD, the community and the family of Posey Dillon! May God be with you at this time of bereavement!
July 28, 2010
July 28, 2010
"The fire service is one of a special calling" Rest in Peace Brother

-Selden Volunteer Fire District
-Board of Fire Commissioners
Long Island N.Y.
July 28, 2010
"The fire service is one of a special calling and you were called home" Rest in Peace Brother.
From the Board of Fire Commissioners Selden Volunteer Fire District Long Island N.Y. Tim Turner,Chairman
July 28, 2010
You, your family and friends as well as the entire Rocky Mount Fire Department are in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace.

Rest now my fallen brother
Lay soft your suffering back
Rest well and forever
Your memory shall not lack
Rest your tired hands
Wipe clean your weary brow
Rest with St. Florian
Your spirit now endowed
Rest here your breaking heart
We know you gave your all
Rest easy, you’ve done your part
You’ve answered your last call
Rest knowing that in god we sought
Oh lord, watch over another who just fell
Rest assured your troubled thought
As we ring the final bell.
July 28, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in this time of sadness and grief.
July 27, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Junior, Rebecca, April, Eric, Misty Hodges
July 27, 2010
We pray for your families strength through this most difficult time. God Bless. The Muse and Payne families High Point, NC
July 27, 2010
I worked many years with Posey at APCO and was always impressed with his energy and the enthusiasm he brought with him to work. He exemplified what a "Southern Gentleman" should be. He will be missed by all who knew him. I pray that God will be with his family in this time of sorrow.
July 27, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 27, 2010
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. The Muse and The Payne Families High Point, NC
July 27, 2010
When it comes to the Fire/EMS department you come to see everybody envolved is like your family. Thank you for your service and you'll be missed!!!
July 27, 2010
Our sincere condolences in this time of sadness and loss.
July 27, 2010
July 27, 2010
our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
July 27, 2010
The fire service lost a great chief, the town lost a vice-mayor, but the fire/EMS community has lost a true friend who was firm in his beliefs but exellent in his demeanor and many means of presenting those ideas.

Love to Ann and all our fire dept brothers who know all you need to do is call if you need us.
July 27, 2010
I worked with Posey for many many years at APCO. I was heart broken when I got the news. As much as my heart is hurting I know it is even worse for the family. I have prayed for you and will continue to do so. Posey was a dear friend and one of a kind.
July 27, 2010
May God wrap his arms around you at this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you!
July 27, 2010
Posey was a friend, co-worker, and all around great guy. He will be sadly missed by his family. God Bless and our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, his friends, and the town of Rocky Mount.
July 27, 2010
Posey was a good man and he will be missed by many. Our prayers go out to his family during this difficult time. God Bless.
July 27, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and the Rocky Mount Fire Dept.

Glen Lyn Fire Rescue
Glen Lyn, Va
July 27, 2010
The Officers and Members of the Southwest Virginia Firefighters Association join in extending Heartfelt Sympathy to you and your family at this time of sorrow.
July 27, 2010
My heart goes out to the family and to the community. My father Bernard Cundiff of Bedford was a volunteer for 44 years before his passing. Firefighters are givers and put their lives in the line everyday.
July 27, 2010
Firemen never die, they just burn forever in the hearts of the people whose lives they saved.

What is a firefighter?
He's the guy next door....
He's a guy like you and me with warts and worries and unfulfilled dreams.
Yet he stands taller than most of us.
He's a fireman....
A fireman is at once the most fortunate and the least fortunate of men.
He's a man who saves lives because he has seen too much death.
He's a gentle man because he has seen the awesome power of violence out of control.
He's responsive to a child's laughter because his arms have held too many small bodies that will never laugh again....
He doesn't preach the brotherhood of man.
He lives it.
July 27, 2010
Ann I am so sorry, We thought a lot of you and Posey. He was a true hero!! Prayers are with you. RIP Posey
July 27, 2010
When a Firefighter dies in the Line of Duty, it is not just a community that loses a hero, the entire nation does.Thoughts and prayers are with the family and fire department family during this difficult time.

Firefighter/EMT at Riverbend V.F.D.
July 27, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and the fire department
Longshop McCoy Fire Department
July 27, 2010
We pray that the family's grief will be lessened by memories of happy times and by the love of those who are sharing the sorrow.God bless you.
July 27, 2010
thank you for all you do. my heart goes out to the family and fellow firefighters in this time of tragic loss.
July 27, 2010
Godspeed. We're keeping your families in our prayers.
J.Cooke
Deputy Chief
Phoebus Volunteer Fire Co.
Hampton, VA
July 27, 2010
Our hearts go out to the family, friends, and the town of Rocky Mount on the tragic loss of Chief Dillon.
July 27, 2010
Thoughts and prayers are with the family and fire department family during this difficult time.

Ballard Volunteer Fire & Rescue
Ballard, WV
July 27, 2010
My sympathy to the family and fire department for their lose.

Whitelaw Fire Dept.
July 27, 2010
May you feel and know God's peace and strength as He walks this road with you.
July 27, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of need.

Fellow Firefighters
Fort Lewis Volunteer Fire, Roanoke Co.
July 27, 2010
We grieve with thee.

No one has greater love than this, that one should lay down his life for his fellow man.

From all the members and families of the Phoebus Volunteer Fire Company.
July 27, 2010
SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS FOR THE FAMILY,BILLY & MONA DOWDY
July 27, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of our fallen brother. May God comfort you in your hour of need.
Reggie Lane, Assistant Chief, Duffield Volunteer Fire & Rescue
July 27, 2010
To the Dillon Family and The Rocky Mount Fire Department.

When a Firefighter dies in the Line of Duty, it is not just a community that loses a hero, the entire nation does.

God Bless you and your family at this sad time.

Candace Cizmar
Past-President
Phoebus Volunteer Fire
and Rescue Auxiliary
July 27, 2010
May God hold you in the palm of his hand thru this dificult time.
July 27, 2010
Thought and Prayers for the Family of Posey Dillon. He will be greatly missed.
July 27, 2010
Very sorry for your loss, Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
July 27, 2010
My name is Jeffrey White. I have been a Firefighter for 24 years in the Chesapeake Fire Dept.I am the Son-in-Law of Richard Shoemaker.Words can not express what I am feeling today and what your family is going through right now.I did not know Mr. Dillon but he was my brother all the same.Their is no greater sacrifice than a man who lays down his life in order to save a stranger. God speed to all in your time of need. My God bless and keep you always.
July 27, 2010
I am so sorry for your loss! Your family is in my prayers!
July 27, 2010
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, may your soul rest in peace.
July 27, 2010
May all be find a time of peace! KFD Fire Co. Wisconsin
July 27, 2010
May God comfort everyone that lost a HERO and a dear friend. God Bless. Deepest Sympathy. Jamie Marley (DMV).
July 27, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
July 27, 2010
My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
July 27, 2010
As a Volunteer for 20 years in the fire service I can only say to the Family , He died doing one of the things he was passionate about , and I'm sorry for their loss.
July 27, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, our brothers and sisters, their families and their community as they struggle with the tragic loss of these heros. Fire Chief Steven Sites - Hose Company Number 4 Harrisonburg, VA.
July 27, 2010
My prays and thoughts go out to the immediate family and the extended family. For a lose of a firefighter is a great tragedy.
July 27, 2010
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
July 27, 2010
I feel so sadden by the loss of 2 great men. My prayers are with the families of theses 2 special men.
July 27, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friend's of Chief Dillion.

Lawrence Carpenter III, EMT-B
Stephens City vol. Fire and Rescue inc.
July 27, 2010
My sincere condolences to Mrs Dillon and her family. I knew Posey from my time working for the Town of Rocky Mount as their Finance Director. He was a wonderful man to work with and a great leader for the Town and their Fire department. He will be sorely missed.
May God bless you in your time of sorrow
July 27, 2010
A great guy and a good friend. You will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
July 27, 2010
I worked with Posey at AEP.If you needed something he was the "Go to" guy you could always count on him.I graduated with his brother Davey,both outstanding men.My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.Posey and Danny Passed doing what they loved to do,helping others who needed them. I don't think there could be a better testament to a persons character.
July 27, 2010
I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.
July 27, 2010
Ann, I know the Lord will hold you close as you grieve your tremendous loss. Posey was a wonderful and courageous man, well-loved by this community. Franklin County feels his absence and we shed tears with you. I do pray for the strength that can only come from the Lord as you go through the days ahead.
July 27, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with both families. It is such tragedy to loose one but two at the same time makes it much harder. Firefighters and LEO are such a close knit family when one grieves we all grieve. The community has lost two great men. Although I did not know them personally they are heroes. Just for the sacrifice they have made over the years and now the ultimate sacrifice.
July 27, 2010
you are all in our prayers our community has lost 2 great men may god comfort and keep you all
July 27, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 27, 2010
My deepest condelences to the Family, Friends and fellow Rocky Mount VFD Firefighters of Chief Dillon. You have made the ultimate sacrifice and answered "The Last Call". Godspeed my brother.

Sergeant Robert Christian
Platoon 1/ Quad 5/ Engine 2
July 27, 2010
Posey was truly a model citizen that served our Town and County with his unwavering dedication. Our prayers are with Ann and your entire Family in this time of mourning.

Bob & Sandra Altice, Union Hall, Virginia
July 27, 2010
July 27, 2010
Our deepest sympathies, at this tragic loss to his family, Friends and colleagues. Rest In Peace.
July 27, 2010
The people of Franklin County have lost two of its most faithful and dedicated servants. We will never forget their sacrifice. My prayers are with their families.
July 27, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
July 27, 2010
Rocky mount FD members, I as sad to hear of the loss of your chief and member, It is with great sadness that I am posting! Your department & families are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless all of you.
Fire Police Doug Baer
Mont Alto VFD, Mont Alto, PA
July 27, 2010
So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.
July 27, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with the family, and the brothers and sisters of the fire service. I did not know these two brothers, but we are all family. I feel your loss, and may God bless you and your department.

Ken Thompson, Captain Retired,
Fairfax County, Virginia
July 27, 2010
Posey will be greatly missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. You are a lady of great faith and we will lift you up in our prayers daily!
July 27, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family through this difficult time.
July 27, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mr. Dillon's family at this time.
July 27, 2010
I WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL WITHPOSEY AND REMOMBER HIM COMING TO SCHOOL EACH DAY IN HIS ORANGE PONTIAC GTO JUDGE HE WAS A FRIENDLY AND POPULAR GUY.haven't seen or talked to him but once or twice in the last few years.he will be missed
July 27, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are being lifted up for the friends and family of Mr. Dillon.
July 27, 2010
To the Dillon Family, words cant express the loss that we all feel in the death of our Fire Chief, your husband and father of your children. Please know that you are not alone. Jesus will never leave you nor forsake you. He will see you thur. Lean on him! May God Bless you through this incredibly hard time. Our prayers will be with you all!!
July 27, 2010
DEEPEST SYMPATHY

RICEVILLE-JAVA VFD
JAVA,VA.
July 27, 2010
May the love of God, friends & family carry you through this sad time. Praying for you.
July 27, 2010
Posey was a good friend during our teenage years. He could always make me laugh. My thoughts and prays are with you and your family, and the good people of Franklin County.
July 27, 2010
I had the privilege to work with Posey right out of school. He was always so helpful to me, and as I grew to know him, truly learned to appreciate his dedication to the Town and people of Rocky Mount. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Dillon family. God Bless~
July 27, 2010
Like Posey, I also retired from AEP in May. I didn't know about his many activities in his community, but I do know that he was a hard working and dedicated AEP employee and well-liked by so many. He was always willing to help so I never hesitated to call him when I had questions. He was a fine man and will be greatly missed.
July 27, 2010
The only thing any of us carries to the other side is our reputation. Regarding Chief / Vice Mayor Dillon, we can all take comfort in the one he carried with him and the good memories he left for all of us.
July 27, 2010
SO TRAGIC !!NO WORDS WOULD WORK, IT WAS AWESOME GROWING UP WITH DAVY,POSEY(& FAMILY) & HE WAS ALWAYS SO VERY NICE TO EVERYONE,I REMEMBER HIM DRIVING OUR SCHOOL BUS & HE ALWAYS WAS SO FRIENDLY,ALWAYS READY TO JUMP IN & HELP OUR COMMUNITY & ANYONE WHO NEEDED A HAND OR ANYTHING HE COULD DO! HE SERVED NOT FOR MONEY BUT BECAUSE HE CARED!!!I WISH EVERYONE HAD PARENTS LIKE POSEY TO TEACH THEIR CHILDREN TO BE KIND & HELPFUL & TO LOVE THEIR NEIGHBORS MORE THAN THEMSELVES!!!!!IF ANYONE IS WITH GOD(& THEY ARE!!)THEN POSEY WAS INSTANTLY TAKEN UP & I WOULD SAY HE HAS A JOB IN HEAVEN AS WE SPEAK!HE DID GREAT DEEDS & LIVED AS A CHRISTIAN IS SUPPOSED TOO.THE TURNERS ARE PRAYING FOR THE FAMILY & WE HAVE & WILL ALWAYS APPRECIATE THE KINDNESS THEY HAVE ALWAYS SHOWN US & ALL,WAS A PLEASURE BEING A NEIGHBOR & RIDING THE BUS ALL THOSE YEARS HERE IN GLADEHILL.WE WILL NEVER FORGET THE KINDNESS SHOWN TO US ALL FROM POSEY,HIS DAD,MOM & SIBLINGS.YES IF ANYONE EVER HIT HEAVENS GATE POSEY SURELY HAS A IMPORTANT PLACE THERE ! GOD BLESS & BE WITH FAMILY & ALL FIREFIGHTERS,POLICE ETC. HE WILL SADLY BE MISSED BY ALL!I AM SURE HE IS WITH POSEY SR.NOW !
July 27, 2010
My prayers and thoughts are with your family and friends.
Vicki Martin
Martinsville, VA
July 27, 2010
Chief Dillon, It Is With A Heavy Heart
That I Send This Statement !! I Too Was
A Firefighter, I'm Now Retired,But We Both Know When The Bell Rings,, We've Gotta Go And I MEAN NOW !!! You Did That
And For Some Reason, GOD Wanted You To Come HOME Instead !! Now You're GOD'S
Firefighter And He Needs You With Him !! Rest In Peace You VERY Brave Soul,,
And Tell GOD For Us That We're Comin' Too,But Protect ALL Of Us First
Responders 'Til Then !! You're Our Connection Now And He Knows That We ALL
Finish Our Calling ,, Just As You Did !!! Condolences To Everyone !!!!!
Michael Milton,Former Firefighter,,Roanoke Fire Department !!!
July 27, 2010
To the Dillon Family-
You are all in our prayers in this time of tragedy. We are sorry for your loss. God Bless you all.
Nancy & Luke Townsend
July 27, 2010
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
July 27, 2010
We thank the Lord for the men and women who sacrifice their lives everyday to serve their communities. We appreciate all they have done. We have all been affected by this tragedy. Please accept my condolences, and I will continue to lift the families up in my prayers. We will really miss him. Sincerely, Cathy W. Russell
July 27, 2010
Ann,
I can not begin to find the words to tell you how deeply sorry I am. I pray that you find comfort in God and find strenght through these trying times and the days ahead. I thought a lot of you and Posey. He will sadly be missed forever.
July 27, 2010
Ann,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you we are so sorry for your loss. God bless you in your time of need.
July 27, 2010
The words to Taps says it well.
"Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, from the hills, from the sky;
All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.

While the light fades from sight,
And the stars gleaming rays softly send,
To thy hands we our souls, Lord, commend."

Amen.
July 27, 2010
Ann, It's so ironic that Mittie and I just saw you two at Chris' wedding a few weeks ago. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. It's hard to get a handle on these things. God Bless you.
July 27, 2010
Our family would like to say our prayers and thoughts go to both famlies to the firefighters. May God have a special place for both.
July 27, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

-Kelley's Music staff
July 27, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of Danny and Posey and the commumity of Rocky Mount.
July 27, 2010
Posey will be missed by many for his friendship and devoted community service. If everyone cared as much for their community what a wonderful world it would be.

Danny Pollard
July 27, 2010
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with your Family during this Differcult time. May God help Heal their Aching Hearts. Posey was A Very Kind and Brave Man. We just wanted to say Thank you for all your Hard Work and Helping everyone. You had a VERY BIG Heart. May God be with you all.
In Christ Love,
Paul & Reba Arrington Sink
July 27, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with the Dillon family.
July 27, 2010
May God Bless your Family,
Mark and Dreama Allman
July 27, 2010
Our hearts are heavy as we pray for you during this time. May God give you comfort and strenght. Cecil & Joyce Mason
July 27, 2010
My thoughts and pryaers go out to you your family and all of the Firefighters in your Dept. who I know will miss you and never forget you. God bless you all and the work that will carry on after you.
Tom Warden
Newbern Vol. Fire Dept.
Newbern, VA
July 27, 2010
Ann, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I always thought a lot of Posey and he will be greatly missed.

Rhonda Gusler
July 27, 2010
Thank you for your service to our Community!
July 27, 2010
We first met Posey when he and his wife came to my house to see the 1929 Seagrave which was in my collection at the time. Posey and his wife are two of the nicest people we have ever met and we had been good friends ever since. As a fellow firefighter and a friend, my wife and I are both devastated at his loss. Our prayers go out to his wife and family as well as the town of Rocky Mount. He will surely be missed.
July 27, 2010
When everyone else is running out to safety, Danny and Posey went in. They fought the good fight. My prayers are not only with you both but with their families (Home & Fire Departments Family Members).
July 27, 2010
Prayers and thoughts are out to the Dillon family for the loss of a family member. Sad to hear the fire service has lost a brother.
God bless the Dillon family and the department which the brother belonged.

Timmy Keyser

Chief Glen Wilton V.F.D.
July 27, 2010
I work for AEP .I wanted you to know how sorry I am to hear of Posey death.My prayers or with you and the family.
July 27, 2010
Chief, you will be missed by your brothers and sisters in the Fire and EMS services. God Bless you and your family. Milford Community Fire Dept.
July 27, 2010
Thoughts and prayers go out to the familys of our fallen brothers you will be missed but never forgotten RIP Brothers
July 27, 2010
Ann,
You are in our thoughts and Prayers.

Joey & Lisa Willie
Members of Glade Hill Vol Fire Dept
July 27, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
July 27, 2010
My prayers go out to you all and may God lay his arms around you in this time of need.
July 27, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this great loss.
July 27, 2010
We ask for God's blessings on you during this tragic time.
July 27, 2010
To the Dillon family,
I didn't know Posey personally but knew of him and knew he was well respected and was a great man. May God bring you comfort and peace in the days, weeks, months and years ahead. R.I.P.
July 27, 2010
The community mourns with you in the loss of this leader and public servant. I appreciate his years of service to the community and his willingness to take on the dangerous tasks involved in firefighting. I am praying for your comfort in this tragic loss.
July 27, 2010
All of Franklin County is in mourning over the great loss to our community and our fire department. Two wonderfully dedicated public servants lost their lives in a tragic accident.
Posey and Danny were great dedicated men and made many sacrifices for their communities and for their county. They both were true heroes and will be greatly missed by all.
Ann,
It is hard to know what to say at this sad time, but I want you to know that I am so sorry about your great loss. It is also a great lost to this community.
We wonder why things like this happen but know that God had a reason and He won’t let you go through this alone. He’ll give you the courage to carry on, the strength to handle whatever comes and He will be with you thru it all.
Chief Dillon was a true leader and a dedicated fire fighter and public servant in this community. I had the privilege of meeting with him the other morning when my carbon monoxide detector went off.. No matter what time, day or night , you called…. He was always there in the flash of a moment to help you with your problem. I want to thank you for sharing him with us and with all the community. God’s grace is sufficient to ease the pain and wipe away all the tears.
Your great loss is Heaven’s great gain and In love there is no parting. Love lies on beyond the grave. Hold on to all the great memories you have of Posey and look forward to the day you will see him again.
May God Bless You and hold you tight in His loving arm and may He comfort you and ease your pain and wipe away your tears; Is my prayer.
July 27, 2010
Prayers going out to the entire family. May the angels guide you through the next few days.
July 27, 2010
July 27, 2010
So sorry for your loss. R.I.P. my Brothers.
July 27, 2010
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I remember the first time I met Posey when we pastored Glade Hill Baptist Church, what a fine Christian man stood before us. Ann, you are in my grieving heart and prayers. May our Lord hold and comfort your heart and entire being.
In Christ Love,
July 27, 2010
Ann,
You're in our thoughts and prayer. Our wonderful Lord will be with you every step of the way. Posey was wonderful!
July 27, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. He will be truly missed as a great member of the community.
July 27, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. From your extended family in Augusta County Virginia.

Bruce W. Crow,
Fire Chief Retired
Augusta County Fire Rescue Department
July 27, 2010
Thank you for all you have done may God be with you your family and fellow firefighters in this time of need. you will be greatly missed
July 27, 2010
It is always so sad to lose a brother to the ultimate sacrifice. Prayers are lifted for the family and the department. God bless.
July 27, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 27, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 27, 2010
I will miss that wink and fast smile. My sincerest wishes to Posey's family and the department.
July 27, 2010
Very sorry for the loss of the fireman. from buffalo firefighter
July 27, 2010
Ann,
I am so sorry to hear about Posey. Please know that you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Margie & Mike Skidmore
July 27, 2010
July 27, 2010
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Me and my kids have been coming to the Rocky Mt Christmas parade for the last 8 years and we come with Barry and Jennifer Altice and I have enjoyed it so much. I will miss seeing you there. You always made us feel very special.
July 27, 2010
Sorry about your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
July 27, 2010
Thank you for your dedicated years of service to our community. We will remember you not only for your kindness, caring and bravery, but also for the great inspiration you left upon so many lives. You will be sadly missed. ANN - My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God grant you peace to carry you through as only he can. Although Posey may not physically be by your side, know that he is there and is watching over you and the whole family. May your memories bring you comfort. With our love and sympathy.
July 27, 2010
The members of the Oceana Vol.Fire Dept., Va. Beach mourn the death of our brother firefighters. A tragic loss to your community, their families, and the families of the Rocky Mount Vol. Fire Dept.
July 27, 2010
I am very sorry to hear this bad news on the Dillon family Mr.Posey Dillon was a great man loved by alot of people in Glade Hill and Rocky Mount and he's mother GOD BLESS the family and friend God will look over you in a time like this my wish go's out to the family and love one's. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
July 27, 2010
Prayers sent your way...
July 27, 2010
Franklin County has lost two of the best. Prayers to family and the entire fire department.
July 27, 2010
I am deeply sadden for the community of Franklin County, family and friends at the loss of Chief Dillon. May God bless each and every one of you during this time. A firefighters mom.
July 27, 2010
I am called to many duties lord and now I've been called home.
I've had to leave the ones I love To stand before your throne.
I'll not complain, its not my way But there are some things I'll ask.
And please, Lord, grant them to me for the loved ones I hold fast.
I dare to ask because I know how you've blessed in the past.
I've learned to trust in your grace, O Lord That's how I've come this far.
So now, O God, I humbly pray hear this Fire Chief's prayer.
Bless my wife and family -- so often left alone, they knew where I was going and Trusted you to bring me home.
Well, now I'm home and wait for them keep them within the faith -- that one-day, Someday, we'll be together in this place.
And O dear God, bless my men I trained them as best I could.
I tried to do your will with them and lead them as you would.
I need to know you're with them Lord or else how can I stay and peacefully enjoy this place of endless day.
This heaven where there is no night No fire to kill and burn I guess that's why its now my rest, my place, my turn.
And Lord, be with my community and keep it safe as it can be For all its folks are special, and very dear to me.
They are all my friends, and by your grace I served them as best I could.
So hear this Fire Chief's prayer, O Lord and grant it please -- I already knew you would.
Amen -Unknown author

Our thoughts and prayers are with both families, Home and at the firehouse.

Steven (Scruggs Fire Dept), Laura, and Colton Wray
July 27, 2010
Thank you for your long years of service to your community in word and action. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
July 27, 2010
My deepest regards and sympathy and prayers go out to the family and also to my fellow brothers and sisters who are hurting right now
Thank you for your many years of service to your community and my God bless and keep you all

Blake Stokes
Pine Grove Fire Rescue Kershaw County South Carolina
July 27, 2010
Was saddened to hear of such a tragic loss. My husband, son and daughter are volunteer firefighters in our small community. They put their lives on the line everyday. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and community during this most difficult time.
July 27, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
July 27, 2010
July 27, 2010
July 27, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers to a fallen hero.
July 27, 2010
We write you with heartfelt condolences at this sad time. The family and fire department are in our thoughts and prayers.
July 27, 2010
I am sending prayers to this family and I am an AEP Employee who cares and I do hope that the comforting words from everyone will help this family through this difficult time of their lives.
July 27, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers go out to each one of the family, friends, and firefighter family. The entire community has lost a hero and he will be missed. He is in a better place then any one of us and we can see him again one day! God Bless
July 27, 2010
Our hearts go out to Mr. Dillon's family at this tragic time. May God comfort you.

Lowell and Barbara Brown
July 27, 2010
We have lost a great man and friend. Posey was a dedicated man to whatever he did. Ann, my heart goes out to you and your family. May God Bless you all and all the firefighting family.
July 27, 2010
Ann,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May God give you comfort and peace during this very difficult part of your life.

Buddy Buchanan, VDOT
July 27, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless your family. Jody (Duck)Smith and family
July 27, 2010
As kids grow up and dream about what they “want to be when they grow up,” they look up to the heroes in their community and dream of being a firefighter or policeman. These people are heroes who give their all and comfort those around them with their dedication, courage, and strength. Our community is deeply saddened by this tragedy and seeing this in our small town hits home and makes us even more thankful for those who dedicate their lives to serving their neighbors. Thank you Posey for your years of service and may God be with you and lay His hand upon you and your family.
July 27, 2010
Posie and Ann are two of the best people I know. I pray for God's comfort around Ann and I know Posie has his place in heaven.
July 27, 2010
Thank you for your service and dedication to our community.Our thoughts and prayer are with the family!
July 27, 2010
We are so sorry for the loss of Posey. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts, prayers and love are with the whole family at this time. Reta Ann and Bob Kent.
July 27, 2010
Posey was a very special person and he will be missed greatly.
July 27, 2010
my prayers go out to you and your family i ran many calls with him when i was a member of the old Boones mill rescue squad he was a good man and will be missed
July 27, 2010
Posey will be greatly missed and so will Danny. Thank you both for ever second of hard work that you guys put into serving for our community. You will be missed.
July 27, 2010
My mom told me that he was just in Wal-Mart the other day asking about my Dad. Prayers are with your family during this time.
July 27, 2010
dear dillion family: so sorry to hear of your loss, posey was a good man and will be missed by a lot of people, I served two years with the rocky mount fire department and new posey well. I will keep your family in are prayers.
July 27, 2010
To the family of Chief Dillon and our brother and sister firefighters.

On behalf of the members of the Phoebus Volunteer Fire Company, I send to you our deepest sympathies at this very sad and difficult time. Our hearts are also heavy with grief at the loss of your loved one, and one of our brethen.

We pray God holds you close and comforts you. Rest easy brother, the job is done. Chief Dillon now responds from Gods Heavenly Firehouse.

With sincerest respect,

Chief John A. Cizmar, Sr.
Phoebus Volunteer Fire Company
Station 2
Hampton, Va.
July 27, 2010
A Sad Day for us when you went to Heaven today.RIP. Lord be with Ann and the Family. God Bless. Morris and Hazel Stephenson
July 27, 2010
Thoughts and prayers going out to the family, Take comfort in knowing that he passed doing exactly what he wanted to do. Without a second thought about it. Our hearts grieve with you.
Curby Steele Asst. Fire Chief, Shady Grove, Thaxton VA
July 27, 2010
Thinking of the family and friends during your time of grief. May God Bless You All. From your Fire Family in Richmond Virginia.
July 27, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. He will be truly missed.
Your Friends from Radio Communications
July 27, 2010
God bless your sweet family as you go through this tragedy and loss of Posey. What a well respected leader of the Rocky Mt community.
Prayerfully.
Tammy Allman Moushegian
July 27, 2010
Franklin County weeps and mourns over this tragic loss. May God wrap his loving arms around the family of Mr. Dillon and Mr. Altice and hold tight. God Bless our fire fighters, our police, our military. They, each and every day, make a sacrifice for their communities, for their country. We are praying for your comfort.
July 27, 2010
Franklin County has lost two very special people. Our hearts go out to the family and friends of these men. The fire department has suffered a great loss.
July 27, 2010
I am so very sorry for your loss. I will pray for God to lay His hand on you and help you through this tragic time. God bless.
July 27, 2010
Ann and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.May God bless each and every one.
July 27, 2010
Posey was a great man and will be missed. Praying for your peace and comfort during these tragic times.
July 27, 2010
Thank You for your service! You will be greatly missed! Many prayers and much love for your family! Hall~Atkins Family
July 27, 2010
I am so sorry about the loss of Posey but he is definitely Heaven's gain. Ann, you are in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers.
Ricky and Tina Franklin, Brittany & Brandon
July 27, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families, friends, coworkers and community for this horrible loss of dedicated heroes. We mourn with you...
The Naff family
July 27, 2010
Chief Dillon: Thank you for many years of dedication to the Virginia’s fire service. I thank you for your service and will never forget your sacrifice.

Members of the Rocky Mount Family: You remain in my thoughts and prayers. I will forever remember Chief Dillon standing tall and ready to serve without hesitation.
July 27, 2010
A true hero, a good man, an old friend. You will be missed.. thank you for service...
July 27, 2010
Our prayers are with you during this terrible tragedy. May the peace of God be with you.
July 27, 2010
To all of the Dillion family,
Having gone to school with Posey and conducting business with him, I found he was one in a million. He was dedicated to Rocky Mount, his family and a multitude of friends. He will truly be missed and may God grant you the peace for the days ahead.
July 27, 2010
God Bless you at this time of need . You are in our thoughts and prayers . Posey was an outstanding man .
July 27, 2010
July 27, 2010
Ann and family...my deepest sympathy. May God bless and comfort you in the days ahead.
July 27, 2010
Ann, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time.
July 27, 2010
Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family!! From the whole Fire/EMS family!!
July 27, 2010
ANN, KNOW YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. POSEY WAS A GOOD MAN AND ALWAYS HAD A SMILE! MAY YOU FIND COMFORT IN YOUR GOOD MEMORIES OF POSEY AND KNOW HE WAS TRULY LOVED BY ROCKY MOUNT AND FRANKLIN COUNTY. MAY GOD BE WITH YOU AND OTHER WHO HAD THE HONOR OF KNOWING POSEY.

IN CHRIST,
POTTER
July 27, 2010
Thank you for your dedication. God Bless you and your family.
Dillon Family my prayers are with you!
July 27, 2010
To Chief Dillon's family and our brothers in Rocky Mount, may God give you comfort during this time.
July 27, 2010
OUR HEARTS GO OUT FOR UR FAMILY , AT THIS SAD TIME . POSEY AND DANNY BOTH ARE GREAT MEN AND WE WILL MISS YOU BOTH . CAREY AND CAROLYN ALTICE
July 27, 2010
Such a loss for Franklin County,
but what a Heaven's gain.........
Thoughts and prayers to Ann & the family.
July 27, 2010
We have lost a good friend and community leader. We will remember him for his kindness and caring, his dedication and his bravery and the big childlike grin he had when we was working on or driving the antique fire truck. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Ann and all his family.
July 27, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of need. So sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful person and we are going to miss seeing his smiling face.
~Lewis Gale ENT Girls~
July 27, 2010
We are so sorry to hear about what happened to Posey he was a great friend and will be missed by the people of Franklin County. He would tell you how it was ,he was a great voice on town council.
July 27, 2010
Ann What can we say except that Your's and family's loss is Heaven's gain.
God will carry you through.
Sue Fralin George & Family
July 27, 2010
Thinking of you during this very difficult time. Our thoughts go out to you all.
July 27, 2010
My heart goes out to the Dillon family. My mother passed 2 months ago & there is no greater hurt then the lose of a love one. May God be with you at this time.
July 27, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Posey you will be greatly missed.
July 27, 2010
my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family my god be with you all love and prayers cathy garber from the verona fire department verona virginia
July 27, 2010
to u all my thoughts and prayers go out to u all and family from robinson vfc #1 robinon twp pa.........
July 27, 2010
While I haven't lived in Rocky Mount since 2005, I have always been kept up to date with the Fire/Rescue family that I grew up around though my dad and others. This is a great loss to the Dillon family to our fire/rescue family and to the community.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Dillon family.

Godspeed Posey, you are a HERO

Much Love and Respect
Carrie Russell (Cape Girardeau, Missouri)
July 27, 2010
my sympathy and prayers go out to all the familes and friends of these 2 wonderful gentlemen.
July 27, 2010
Posey was always smiling, he was a good person. I am so sorry for your loss. Posey will be missed.
July 27, 2010

In "Remembrance" of a dedicated
Town Servant
May God grant peace as only he can
to his Family, Co-Workers, and Friends
now and in the days ahead.
July 26, 2010
To my brothers in Rocky Mount. Although I just met many of you during a recent trip to Charlotte during your Swiftwater Rescue Training I pray for the families of your lost brothers and Fire Chief.

Trey Smith; Captain; Charlotte Fire Dept., NC
July 26, 2010
My fallen brother Rest In Peace

Fred Dalton Hurt Vol. Fire Dept
July 26, 2010
I am so sorry to hear of this tragic news. May the Lord be with his family during this time.
July 26, 2010
May God's grace bring peace and healing to the entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!
July 26, 2010
Praying for the family during this difficult time. Thank you, Posey, for everything you gave to our community. God bless each and every one of your family members.
July 26, 2010
Although I did not know him well, Mr. Dillon's dedication to Rocky Mount and Franklin County cannot be overstated. Two wonderfully dedicated public servants lost their lives today. May their souls rest in peace.
July 26, 2010
So sorry to hear about the loss of Posey and remember how nice he was when he was working with my Mom at Central Oil and I'd come into the office as a kid.
July 26, 2010
Posey I will never forget when I passed my EVOC and when I told you, your first words to my mother and I were "Oh No! There is two of you on the road now." haha.. You were such a great person, fireman, and friend. You mean more to my family then you ever knew. We love and miss you very MUCH!!!!!!
July 26, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time my god be with you.
July 26, 2010
Not only are you our neighbor, you are our hero! We will miss your smile and wave as you diligently leave for your fire calls. Thank you for your dedication and service to Rocky Mount, the fire department and your neighborhood. You will be sadly missed.
July 26, 2010
I know Chief Dillon will be missed by his family, freinds and co-workers. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Love in Christ
Barbara Shrewsbury
Rocky Mount, Virginia
July 26, 2010
RIP our fallen Brother. Our prayers are with the families and with the Rocky Mount Fire Department.
July 26, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are in Rocky Mount,VA this evening. Your community has suffered a great loss. May God continue to bless your community during this time of tragedy.
July 26, 2010
Our thought and prayers are with you at this sad time. Capt.Tracy Goins/ Stuart Fire Dept.
July 26, 2010
Rest in peace brother.
July 26, 2010
I do not know Posey Dillon, but read the story which is very sad to hear! I wanted to let the family know that you are in my thoughts and prayers! May God Bless you & heal your hearts!
July 26, 2010
Posey you were such a great inspiration and gem to the entire town of Rocky Mount! You were such a sweet man and anyone was lucky to have had the pleasure to work with you and know you, you make a great impression even if you've only met someone for a brief time. Ann and family my thoughts and prayers are with you.. Posey was a great man and I'm sure that he's watching over everyone and will watch over his family and also his brotherhood on the fire departments.
July 26, 2010
Our deepest sympathy. The Widner Family
July 26, 2010
My prayers are with you...
July 26, 2010
To the Family of Posey Dillon, our thoughts and prayers go out to you all.
Chris Mraz,Chief
Mayfield Fire Dept.
Mayfield ,NY 12117
July 26, 2010
I could not believe my eyes when I saw this on the news. My deepest sympathies to the family and all that served with and knew Posey
July 26, 2010
Posey, you were one of the good ones. We're really going to miss you. I'm sorry you couldn't enjoy much of your retirement. We'll be praying for your family and the guys left behind. God Bless you, Posey- enjoy Heaven.
July 26, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 26, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. Thank you for all you did for your community.
July 26, 2010
Chief Dillon was a true leader in his community. This is a tremendous loss to his family, the fire department and the entire community. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and fire department during this tragic time.
July 26, 2010
MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL!
July 26, 2010
My deepest sympathy goes out to the family and friends of Posey Dillon.
I am very sorry for your loss.
July 26, 2010
Sorry for your loss rest easy brother
July 26, 2010
Ann, We are so, so sorry for what has happened and are here for you as always. Nothing we can say will ease your pain but know we are thinking of you and praying that God will help you through this. With all our love and sympathy
July 26, 2010
Thank you for dedicated service to the people of Rocky Mount and to the people of Virginia. You died a hero - attempting to help another person in their moment of need. You exemplify the traits of a hero and I hope your family can find comfort and peace during this difficult time, knowing that Mr. Dillon is in Heaven. May the Lord bless the Dillon family.
July 26, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 26, 2010
Ann, Hilda, David, Tammy and Family,
We are completely devastated as we know you are. Please know that we are praying for you and will be with you through the days ahead.
Love,
Jack and Judy Akers
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