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Firefighters seek help for NC police officer’s son severely burned in accident

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Photos courtesy of the Huntersville Fire Department.

Photos courtesy of the Huntersville Fire Department.

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Firefighters in Huntersville are asking the community for help for a police sergeant whose son was seriously burned in a freak accident.

Last Sunday, Sgt. Brian Luthart’s 3-year-old son, Griffin Luthart, was severely burned after a lantern exploded during a family outing.Griffin1

Griffin was burned on both of his arms and legs, and was immediately airlifted to the North Carolina Children’s Hospital at UNC Health Care in Chapel Hill. He is still undergoing extensive surgeries.

Griffin and his father, who are friends of the Huntersville Fire Department, visited them one week prior to the accident.

When the firefighters learned of the accident, they notified the Firefighter’s Burned Children Fund for financial assistance and made arrangements for family housing at the Ronald McDonald House in Chapel Hill.

The North Mecklenburg Chapter of the Police Benevolent Foundation has set up the “Griffin Luthart Recovery Fund” which you can transfer or donate to at any Wells Fargo bank.

You can also assist the Luthart family by texting the phrase COPS GRIFFIN to 85944 to make a $10 donation to the recovery fund through your cell phone bill. Donations are tax deductible and 100 percent of the donated funds will go directly to the Luthart family.

Source: WSOC



  • Jethro Bodnick

    How about you do this for all of the burned kids in the community involved in freak accidents, not just for the son of a cop!

    • ncnarrator

      Out of morbid curiosity – what exactly are YOU doing for the burned kids in the community? I mean, I can tell you have a burning sense of commitment that is clearly a fire in your soul, so I’m sure your list of activities is wide and varied. Or is your comment simply a sad case of tearing down something to make yourself feel important?

  • 31 firefighter

    I don’t usually comment but Jethro you are ignorant. What do you think the Firefighters Burned Children’s Fund is all about. We care for all burned children no matter who they are. Many firefighters even personally go out and purchase items to replace things children loose in a fire just because we care for ALL children.

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