Ron Savage, FOX 2 anchor and Milford Firefighter, died February 25, 2017 while training with the Milford Fire Department.
An EMMY Award-winning journalist, Ron co-anchored Fox 2 News Weekends with Amy Lange. He produced Michigan's Most Wanted segments, highlighting crimes that needed to be solved. Police say more than 1,000 dangerous fugitives have been arrested from tips from FOX 2 viewers.
Ron Savage was 63 years old.
Aside from his hard work at the station, Ron served his community as a volunteer firefighter and EMT with the Milford Fire Department.
He was a decorated firefighter who earned two citations for outstanding performance above and beyond the call of duty - one during a commercial factory fire and another for rescuing a critically injured driver from an overturned 18-wheeler.
Ron also volunteered with Crime Stoppers, The Humane Society, The Autism Society of Michigan, MADD and The American Lung Association.
A big camping enthusiast in both the upper and lower peninsula, his favorite hobby was cooking - specializing in BBQ smoked ribs, "low and slow" as he liked to say.
His favorite quote came from his late father, a WWII veteran: "You don't have to be perfect, just do your best."
Ron is survived by his wife and son.
Memorials may be made in his name to The Ronnie Savage College Education Fund, with checks payable to Ronnie Savage, c/o Lynch & Sons, 404 E. Liberty St., Milford, Michigan 48381.