Public invited to memorial service for fallen Sacramento firefighter at Golden 1 Center

A memorial service is being held on Dec. 9 for fallen Sacramento firefighter Tamara Thacher beginning at 11 a.m. The event, held at Golden 1 Center (500 David J Stern Walk), is open to anyone who would like to attend.

Sacramento Firefighter Tamara Thacher passed away on Nov. 26, 2019 after suffering from job-related cancer.

A member of the City of Sacramento Fire Department since 1988, Thacher was well loved and respected by her fellow firefighters, colleagues, family and friends. She spent most of her career at Fire Station 5, working as a firefighter and serving the community.

Over the span of her 31-year career, she served in many capacities. She was a training drill instructor, fire captain, emergency medical technician as well as a role model and mentor for aspiring female firefighters.

Later in her career, Thacher became a peer support counselor, led Sacramento Fire Department’s Behavioral Health Unit and helped countless firefighters deal with their personal struggles.