FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
23 September 2022
SPICEWOOD, TX –
Along with the City of Marble Falls, Burnet County ESD9 mourns the tragic loss of Spicewood Fire Rescue Fire Chief Sam Stacks.
Chief Stacks was a valued member of Burnet County ESD9 since October 2019, when he was hired as the district’s first Fire Marshall. Shortly thereafter, when the district began an extensive search for a part time Fire Chief, Sam emerged as the lead candidate and was hired as Fire Chief in June of 2021.
“Sam’s reputation in the community, his work ethic, and leadership presence have been instrumental to the evolution of Spicewood Fire Rescue over the past three years,” noted Bruce Mills, Burnet County ESD9 Commissioner and Board President. “We simply could not have found anyone better for the job. His presence and leadership in our district will be greatly missed, and his impact will last forever.”
Sam’s team members describe working for him as an honor and a privilege, noting that underlying his quiet demeanor was a strong and inspirational leader, deeply committed to public service and to the firefighting profession.
As ESD9 and Spicewood Fire Rescue grapple with the emotions surrounding his loss, and honor his memory, Assistant Chief Lark Camacho will serve as Acting Fire Chief for Spicewood Fire Rescue.
We ask that you keep Sam, his friends, family, and the many people who were part of his public safety family in your prayers during this difficult time. Funeral details are pending and will be shared when available.
Commissioner & Board Member
Burnet County ESD9
Burnet County ESD9 Mourns Sudden Death of Fire Chief Sam Stacks
Assistant Chief Lark Camacho to serve as Acting Fire Chief