COLUMBUS (WCMH)–Sunday was an emotional day for family and friends of Columbus Division of Fire Lieutenant Stu Tudor.
Tudor died Wednesday, more than two years after he was struck by lighting at a Columbus Crew game. He was in a coma for weeks.
His loved ones gathered at the Columbus Firefighter Union Hall on West Broad Street for a memorial service Sunday afternoon.
Tim Boyd, a paramedic with the Columbus Division of Fire, said he became close to Tudor while they worked together.
“I got to know Stu first as my officer and then later on as my friend and I think…that absolutely is one of the most unique qualities that a leader can have, that they can transcend into friendship.”
In June of 2015, NBC4 interviewed Tudor about his recovery.
The family asked that any contributions in memory of Tudor can be made to the Local 67 Columbus Firefighters Foundation, 379 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215.