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In Memory of Captain Dale Mosby

To make a gift in memory of Captain Mosby please make a note on the checkout page that the donation is in his name and the family will be notified of your gift, unless you say anonymous. For more on Captain Mosby and his career see below. We appreciate your donation. We are very saddened and know that Captain Mosby will live on in all our memories.



In Memory of Captain Dale Mosby
The Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District, along with Rancho Santa Fe Professional Firefighters Local 4349, is deeply saddened to make notification of the Line of Duty Death of Fire Captain Dale E. Mosby. Captain Mosby had a long battle with work related PTSD. On Monday, November 16, 2020, Captain Mosby took his own life. Captain Mosby was a 31-year veteran of the Fire District and most recently worked at Fire Station 3 in Fairbanks Ranch. Captain Mosby was a graduate of Palomar Fire Academy #2, was actively involved in training, and was instrumental in establishing our peer support group. Captain Mosby was held in very high regard, a mentor to many, and a highly respected individual in our organization. Captain Mosby made a lasting impact and his roots run deep within our organization.

Our hearts and condolences go out to Dale’s wife, his two children, and to his many friends within our Fire Service family.

We will be hosting a Private Celebration of Life for immediate family only at Horizon Church December 5, 2020. Following the private ceremony, there will be an open Honor Drive by Procession, for uniformed personnel to pay their respects to the Family. If your agency wishes to participate in the drive by procession, please RSVP to so we can plan logistical needs. It is important to note that we will be strictly following San Diego County COVID-19 restrictions and protocols. Horizon Church is located at 6365 El Apajo, Rancho Santa Fe CA, 92067.

If you would like to donate to show your support to the Mosby Family, please visit the following link:
For those wishing to send flowers, flowers can be dropped off at 6365 El Apajo, Rancho Santa Fe CA, 92067 on Thursday December 3rd or Friday December 4th between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. For more information please contact Horizon Church at (858)756-5599.

The Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection district would like to reassure all participants and family members, that we will be strictly enforcing the San Diego County COVID-19 restrictions. Engine companies that choose to participate will remain in their vehicles with their engine company personnel only, for the entirety of the ceremony. We ask that all participants are masked at all times. Additionally, we will be abiding by county capacity numbers, social distancing, facial covering, and providing hand sanitation. We appreciate your support upholding these measures to ensure safety for the Mosby family as well as all participants. For anyone wishing to participate that may be unable to attend, services will be broadcast live from the following link:
We appreciate the support we have received from agencies across the country in these exceptionally challenging times.

In Solidarity,

Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District and the Rancho Santa Fe
Professional Firefighters Local 4349