Furp

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Furp at Dorsai Thing 31
Zeblong, Furp's fursuit, at Further Confusion 2009. Also, Drake, not in fursuit.
Furp, real name Patrick Reed (8 November 1979[1][2]–18 February 2009), also known as fire_pyro and Evil Dwagon, was a long-term member of furry fandom, providing operations and first-aid assistance at conventions, including Anthrocon, Califur, FurFright, Midwest FurFest and Rocket City FurMeet. He was a systems administrator and EMT, working at one point in Camp Victory in Iraq, and in Kyrgyzstan.[3][4]

Furp was killed on the night of February 18, 2009 while riding his motorcycle near his work at the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps base in California. [5][6] Initial reports indicated a drunk marine was involved; there was some uncertainty later,[7] but police reports confirmed the initial assessment.[8] In January 2010, the driver - Jason Robert Reyna - changed his plea to guilty[9] and was sentenced on February 26, 2010 to six months house arrest, three years probation, and lifetime loss of driving privledges.[10]

A memorial community was set up at   remember_furp, which was later noted in a story on his death by the Hi-Desert Star, a local community newspaper.[11]

Before his death, Furp had plans on making another fursuit of his character. The materials were sold at the Midwest FurFest 2009 charity auction, along with his furry possessions.

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[edit] References

  1. LiveJournal profile page
  2. Comment on A tragic loss - Uncle Kage, Anthrocon forums (February 19, 2009)
  3. It's time to go OMGWHEEEEE! -   evil-dwagon (12 August 2007)
  4. A little about Pat / Furp - Seven,   seven001 (21 February 2009)
  5. Unbearable news -   unclekage (February 19, 2009)
  6. Motorcyclist killed in Twentynine Palms crash - News 24/7 - Inland Empire & Inland Valley Breaking News 24/7 (February 19, 2009)
  7. A tragic loss - Uncle Kage, Anthrocon forums (19 February 2009)
  8. Police Report - Skye Bluedeer   bluedeer (13 April 2009)
  9. Driver changes plea to guilty in Furp case - GreenReaper, Flayrah (16 January 2010)
  10. Sentencing and Lessons Learned - [http://fairyfahrenholz.livejournal.com/profile   fairyfahrenholz on remember_furp Community]
  11. Veteran killed in accident - Hi-Desert Star (21 February 2009)

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