On December 13th at 5:30 a.m., a fire swept through the home of Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy Bryan and wife Tracy Lukens’ home in Schwenksville, taking the life of his two young sons, 11-year-old Bryan, Jr., and six-year-old Parker. Deputy Lukens is a graduate of Plymouth Whitemarsh High School (2000), former member of the Whitemarsh Township Police Department, served in the Marines and an Iraq War veteran.
“Our office is devastated to learn about this tragedy,” said Montgomery County Sheriff Sean P. Kilkenny. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Lukens family as they grieve their losses.” Deputy Lukens was hospitalized with injuries in the burn unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital but was expected to be released late yesterday. His wife Tracy and nine-year-old daughter Soffia have been released from Pottstown Hospital.
The scene is still under investigation by the Pennsylvania State Police. There are no further details on the cause of the fire.
A GoFundMe.com page that was set-up with an initial goal of raising $10,000 for the family has now collected over $160,000 (the goal is now $250,000).
Here is a report from NBC10’s Deanna Durante:
Photo: Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department