On April 8th 2019 SSgt Christopher Slutman was killed while conducting combat operations near Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan in support of operation Inherent Resolve. Chris leaves behind a wife and three young daughters ages 10, 8, and 4. In addition to being a loving father and devoted husband Chris was the epidemy of service before self. This was Chris’s second combat deployment and a task he certainly did not have to take on since he was an active member of the New York City Fire Department assigned to Ladder 27 in The Bronx. Chris left for his year long deployment May 1st 2018 with the 4th Marine Division, and set tour return home on May 1st 2019. In everything Chris did he put others before himself including being a lifetime member of the Kentland Volunteer Fire Department as well working for the District of Colombia Fire Department from March of 2001 until he was hired by the FDNY in September of 2003.
Now it is our time to pay it forward and do the right thing just as Chris always did. The members of Engine 46/Ladder 27 “The Cross Bronx Express are asking for your support. We are selling memorial shirts not only as a small way to keep Chris’s memory alive but also to pay forward a small debt of gratitude to the Slutman family as all proceeds will go directly to the Slutman family.