Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be children of God
Army Sgt. Timothy P. Padgett, was killed in Afghanistan on May 8, 2007. He was a member of the Argyle Fire District. Sgt. Padgett's street is named “Tim Padgett Way”. The street was given his name on November 28, 2008 at 11:00AM in Walton County Florida. He is survived by his mother Glenda Penton, who lives in Defuniak Springs and a daughter Summer Lynn. Timothy was on a recon mission when he was hit in the right arm's main artery. Being the medic that he was, he managed to stop the bleeding but started bleeding elsewhere. He was only 28 years old. Timothy graduated in 1997 from Walton High School. He was also a paramedic and served in the National Guard and changed over to be chosen for Special Ops and Green Beret, being a medic in his unit. Timothy eventually wanted to become either a doctor or physicians' assistant.
Bill Adkison was one of the original members of AVFD and former Captain.
He has since passed, but will always be remembered and loved for the dedication he had given to the fire department.
It is with great sorrow and heavy hearts that we have to tell you that we lost a member of our fire department on the night of May 8th. We lost a great, kind hearted person and he will be greatly missed. Brandon Foret was voted into the fire department on May 7th of this month, but he has been in training for the last Month. Brandon was going to get his LPN license to become a nurse and help people. Though we did not know Brandon or his family very long, he was one of us and will forever be a part of out family at Argyle Volunteer Fire Department! Our prayers go out to his family and friends. We have lost a great person and family member. Brandon made an impact. Only family will know just how much!