Wake held for firefighter killed in stabbing

Wake services will be held today for the volunteer firefighter from Orange County who was stabbed to death on New Year's Day.

Wake services will be held today for the volunteer firefighter from Orange County who was stabbed to death on New Year's Day. (1/7/16)

MIDDLETOWN - Wake services were held Thursday for the volunteer firefighter from Orange County who was stabbed to death on New Year's Day.

Investigators say 20-year-old Justin Speights was killed trying to break up a fight among a large group of people at a home in Crawford.

The weapon used to kill Speights has still not been found.

Speights was a volunteer firefighter for the Silver Lake Scotchtown Fire Department.

Officials are asking anyone with pictures or video from the night and place of the incident to come forward.

They say a $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest.

The wake was held at the Transformation Church in Middletown.

Hundreds are expected Friday for funeral services, followed by a final call ceremony at his firehouse.

 

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