SALT LAKE CITY – Funeral services for Salt Lake City Firefighter/Paramedic Tyson Mason have been set for Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Davis County Convention Center, located at 800 Heritage Park Boulevard in Layton.
Visitors are welcome to come and pay their respects between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The service will begin at 2:00 p.m.
Twenty-nine-year-old Mason died in an automobile accident on Sunday, Jan. 22 while returning to Salt Lake City after a completing a shift with Intermountain’s Life Flight helicopter.
Mason, a Plain City resident, began his professional firefighting career with the Ogden Fire Department in 2009 before coming to the Salt Lake City Fire Department in 2015. He also worked as a part-time flight paramedic with Intermountain Life Flight for the past 2 and a half years. “Firefighting was something Mason took seriously”, commented SLC Fire Chief Karl Lieb. “He was always asking questions and was clearly focused on his profession. He was always positive, always smiling.” All three agencies will support the family and pay tribute to Mason at the services on Saturday, along with support from public safety agencies from across the state.
Mason is survived by his parents, his wife Haileigh, and their one-week old son Lukas.
A fund has been created at Zions Bank for the Lukas Mason Scholarship. Additionally, friends of the family have established a Go Fund Me page, Hearts for Lukas, to benefit Mason’s son. Flowers may be sent via the Lindquist Mortuary web site at www.lindquistmortuary.com.
CONTACT: Captain Mark Bednarik at (801) 550-0121
MEDIA INFORMATION: A team of public information officers will be at the services to facilitate media requests. Planning is still in process. Please email [email protected] if your news agency is planning to cover the funeral, and what request/resources we can assist with. This information will help us prepare appropriately. The SLC Fire Department thanks the media industry for the compassion and support you have shown the Mason family and our public safety family during this difficult time.