The Shelton Fire Department has announced the death of past Assistant Chief and Company 5 member Ed "E.T." Tevolitz.

Tevolitz was a 23-year member of Shelton’s White Hills Volunteer Fire Company No. 5. He died March 28.

Tevolitz was known as “E.T.” to many, and he has served as a firefighter, driver/operator, instructor, lieutenant, captain and assistant chief since joining the department in 1991.

He was honored at a ceremony last fall. At that event, they said Tevolitz “exemplifies the meaning of honor, courage and respect. He is an outstanding firefighter, motivational instructor, and inspirational leader. But best of all, E.T. simply likes being called ‘Brother.’”

"Please keep Ed, his family and friends, and the Shelton Fire Department in your thoughts," according to a posting on the Echo Hose Hook & Ladder Facebook page. "His service to the Shelton Fire Department was second to none and he will truly be missed by all."