Kennewick, WA -- The Kennewick Fire Department announces the death of Captain Eric W. Shink. Captain Shink was involved in a motorcycle accident Monday around 6:00 pm on Interstate 84 near the Oregon-Idaho State line.
Members of the Fire Department are working closely with Captain Shink's family to provide them with support during this difficult time. He is survived by his wife and son.
Captain Shink was a well respected Firefighter and a 14-year veteran of the Kennewick Fire Department, beginning his career in 1995. He was an active member of the Fire Department's Technical Rescue Team and a Paramedic in addition to his fire fighting skills.
Prior to his Fire Service career, Captain Shink proudly served in the United States Marine Corps and participated in the liberation of Kuwait.