SOUTH PORTLAND (NEWS CENTER Maine) -- Family and friends of Lt. Harry Weymouth, the South Portland firefighter who died in a car crash earlier this month, gathered Sunday afternoon to say their final goodbyes.
"He was one of the hardest working people I know," John Myer said. Myer worked with Weymouth at the South Portland fire department. "He gave to everyone, especially his family."
Police say 21 year veteran of the South Portland Fire Department was driving on Route 202 just before 1 a.m. August 2 when his car crossed the centerline and hit another car. Officials say it appears that Weymouth fell asleep on his way home from a nursing shift at Goodall Hospital in Sanford.
"It is with deep sadness that the South Portland Fire Department announces the death of veteran Fire Lieutenant Harry Weymouth." - So. Portland Fire Dept.
"He would not want us all to be sad and mourning his loss for too long," Myer said. "Yes, mourn him, remember him, but some point he would look at you with that smirk and tell you to get on with it."
Fire Dept Officials spoke about Weymouth saying he was a quiet and reserved man and very smart. One by one those who knew him best shared stories about his sense of humor and ability to always get the job done.
"Harry had a way to be there engaged, in the moment with every person that he talked to," Conrad Jellison said. Jellison met Weymouth when they were kids and worked with him at the Buxton Fire Department. "He was always supporting his family, friends and co-worker during the challenges, being there when needed and helping them through the hardships."
The service ended with a last call.
"Fire alarm striking the last alarm for Harry Weymouth -- Lieutenant Weymouth served in South Portland for 21 years, in Buxton 32 years," the speaker said over the scanner. "His legacy will live on and into the future, rest easy brother we will take it from here."