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PHOTOS: State police escort brings physique of Watertown firefighter Peyton Morse residence | Jefferson County

WATERTOWN – Wrapped in an American flag, the coffin containing Peyton Morse was brought to the Cummings Funeral Home, 214 Sterling St., Monday afternoon after state police escorted Interstate 81.

State Police assisted the town fire department in escorting Mr. Morse’s body from Binghamton back to Watertown. The escort detail left Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton shortly after noon on Monday.

On March 3, Mr. Morse was enrolled in a firefighter training program for recruits at the New York State Academy of Fire Science at Montour Falls near Watkins Glen. He was trained as a full-time member of the Watertown Fire Department.

During part of the exercise program, he suffered a medical emergency. He was taken to a local hospital, stabilized, and then flown to Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Penn.

Mr. Morse stayed in intensive care at Sayre Hospital for more than a week. On March 6, while he was still in intensive care, he received his Watertown Fire Department badge – Badge -94. On that day, a wedding ceremony was also performed with his fiancée at his bedside.



State Police assisted the town fire department in escorting Mr. Morse’s body from Binghamton back to Watertown. The escort detail left Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton shortly after noon on Monday. Sydney Schaefer / Watertown Daily Times




State Police assisted the town fire department in escorting Mr. Morse’s body from Binghamton back to Watertown. The escort detail left Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton shortly after noon on Monday. Sydney Schaefer / Watertown Daily Times




The body of Peyton Morse is taken to the Cummings Funeral Home in Watertown Monday afternoon. Sydney Schaefer / Watertown Daily Times

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