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November 26, 2012

Oliveira honored in Turkey Trot

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Sixteen-year-old Tom Mullinger of Georgetown finished second in the firefighters’ division at 23:43, and Brian Nash, 24, of Middleton was third at 24:27.

Rowley firefighter Mark Winfrey was running with his 1-year-old daughter Madelyn and brother, Scott, a Topsfield smoke-eater.

“It feels good to get out there,” said Winfrey. “We support them any way we can.”

Newburyport Chief Steve Bradbury was running with his wife, Kelly.

“It was hard, I haven’t run in years,” said Bradbury. “But my wife got me to run. She’s the runner, so she ran with me, and I fought my way through. It was a lot of fun. We have a really close relationship with Salisbury. So it’s good to come out here and run in Timmy’s memory.”

“It’s a good turnout,” said Salisbury fire Chief Rick Souliotis. “It’s good to see everybody come out for the event.”

Salisbury firefighter Mike Reusch ran along with his son, CJ, and daughter, Jessica, and was delighted to see the roads filled with Salisbury residents supporting the runners.

“This town loves the fire department,” said Reusch. “We try to do our best and give them what they deserve. So, when we need help, they come out and support us. And it’s been like that forever.”

“These guys are all like uncles to me, so I’ve got to support them all,” Jessica said of the Salisbury firefighters. “(Tim) was always nice to me when I came in. He always called me, ‘Darlin’ so he was fun. He was a really nice guy.”

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