Memorial Urn Watch at PF&R Station 21

Portland Fire and Rescue
Portland Fire and Rescue

December 03, 2021 13:30


WHAT:  Urn Watch for Lieutenant Jerry Richardson.

Beginning on November 29th, and continuing through Saturday, December 4th, sworn members of Portland Fire & Rescue will stand vigil continuously, in two-hour increments, over the remains of fallen fighter Lt. Jerry Richardson.  An urn watch is a tradition that law enforcement, fire and EMS have performed for many years. This is an opportunity for members of the fire community to honor their fallen members by standing in intentional silence in the presence of the deceased for a predetermined length of time.  This is a gesture of respect and honor given out of deepest compassion and empathy for the fallen and their family. The urn watch is a private vigil and will not be open to the public.

The media are welcome to gather outside station 21 and speak with representatives of Portland Fire & Rescue outside the facility.  Media will be allowed to shoot B-roll of the urn watch but will need to have masks on and stay socially distant inside the fire station.     


WHEN:  December 2, 2021 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.


WHERE:  Station 21, Portland Fire & Rescue.  05 SE Madison St. Portland, OR. 97214  


WHO: All Media, please RSVP by noon on Dec. 2nd by email at


CONTACT: Terry Foster,

Phone:  503-201-1948