Firefighter, 59, Dies of Heart Attack While Celebrating Wedding Anniversary
Flags in Ventura remain at half-staff this week following the recent off-duty death of a veteran city firefighter.
Matthew Clapsaddle, 59, died Aug. 20 of a heart attack while in Hawaii celebrating his 25th wedding anniversary.
His body is expected to return to Ventura on Friday.
The firefighter-paramedic had served with the Ventura Fire Department since 1994. Ventura City firefighters are wearing mourning bands on their badges.
“Clappy” is survived by his wife, Jennifer, and son, Tanner.