The following is an email sent to members of the Greenwood Fire Department from Chief Darin Hoggatt:

 

Everyone,
It is with a very heavy heart that I send this email.  Austin died early Saturday morning of an unknown medical emergency.  We still do not know what the exact cause was but I can tell you this, it was not an overdose or a suicide by any means.  Hopefully we will know more in the coming days.  His arrangements are as follows:
Visitation at Wilson St. Pierre on Wednesday 5/24 from 1600-2000
Funeral at Greenwood Christian Church on Thursday 5/25 at 1100 with visitation starting at 1000
Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery
Our honor guard will be in charge of giving Austin a firefighters service.  Lt. Ridge is the point person for the service and planning our participation.  We will be sending out more logistical plans in the coming days.  All of our stations will be covered by mutual aid partners during the funeral.
Please keep focused and strong during this period.  We will get through this tragedy together.  If you have any questions please contact me.
Sincerely,
DARIN HOGGATT
FIRE CHIEF
G R E E N W O O D
155 East Main St.
Greenwood, IN 46143
317-882-2599 Office