Governor Bryan Announces Passing of VIFEMS Director Daryl A. George Sr.

US VIRGIN ISLANDS — Governor Albert Bryan Jr. issued the following statement Tuesday announcing the passing of Virgin Islands Fire and Emergency Medical Services Director Daryl A. “Mousy” George Sr:

“It is with a profound sense of grief and loss that we announce the untimely passing of a dedicated public servant and cherished member of my Cabinet, Daryl A. “Mousy” George Sr., Director of the Virgin Islands Fire and Emergency Medical Services.”

“Mousy’s sudden and unexpected departure from this world leaves a void that is truly difficult to grasp. I have known him since our childhood, and the news of his passing is a heavy blow to me personally, as well as to the entire Virgin Islands community.”

“Mousy was more than just a member of my Cabinet; he was family. His unwavering commitment to the safety and well-being of our people was nothing short of remarkable. As a firefighter and first responder, he dedicated his life to protecting others, often risking his own safety to ensure the security of our community.”

“One of his most enduring legacies was his tireless advocacy for the merger of the Virgin Islands Fire Service with the Virgin Islands Emergency Medical Services to create VIFEMS. Under his steadfast leadership, VIFEMS became a model of efficiency, responsiveness, and care. His dedication and relentless passion for this cause demonstrated his vision for a safer and stronger Virgin Islands.”

“Our hearts go out to Director George’s family during this time of immense sorrow. We offer our deepest condolences, particularly to his children, who have lost a loving father and a true role model. We also extend our heartfelt sympathies to the wide circle of friends who have had the privilege of knowing and working alongside Director George.”

“To the members of the VIFEMS family, we understand that you have lost a leader, a mentor, and a friend. His influence will remain in the fabric of the organization, a testament to his unwavering dedication to the service of our people.”

“In honor of Director George’s life and his extraordinary service to the Virgin Islands, I have immediately ordered that flags throughout the territory be flown at half-staff until sunset on Wednesday, October 25. This is a small yet significant gesture to remember and pay tribute to a life that touched so many.”