Ramsey pays final respects to Army Staff Sgt. Timothy McGill, killed while serving in Afghanistan

The town of Ramsey said goodbye today to one of their own. Army Staff Sgt. Timothy McGill was killed while serving his country. McGill, who

The town of Ramsey said goodbye today to

The town of Ramsey said goodbye today to one of their own. Army Staff Sgt. Timothy McGill was killed while serving his country. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

RAMSEY - The town of Ramsey said goodbye today to one of their own.

Army Staff Sgt. Timothy McGill was killed while serving his country. McGill, who grew up in Ramsey, was killed in Afghanistan on Sept. 21.

Hundreds lined Main Street to pay their final respects as McGill's flag-draped casket was taken through town in an antique fire truck. McGill was a volunteer firefighter and a 2001 graduate of Ramsey High School.

"Ramsey sticks together when it's a time like this," said Natalie Froehlich.

Mayor Chris Botta said McGill had many strong bonds within the community. "That shows today with the people who came out to pay their respects to him and his family," he said.

He was described as kind-hearted and neighbors say he will be missed.

McGill is the third soldier from Ramsey killed in the last three years while serving overseas.

For more on Ramsey, watch the clip to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612. 
 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

A strong nor'easter is impacting New Jersey. 1 New Jersey Weather Forecast
Jersey Shore braces for nor'easter 2 Jersey Shore braces for nor'easter
Heavy winds in Long Branch cause roof to 3 Heavy winds in Long Branch cause roof to fly off condo building
Authorities say 25-year-old Nathan Price fatally shot 21-year 4 Police seek suspect in Newark murder
Chopper 12 over house linked to Ft. Lauderdale 5 Chopper 12 over house linked to Ft. Lauderdale suspect

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE