SIDE STREETS: Sometimes, a life starts badly and there just isn't a happy ending

You've reached 4 FREE premium stories this month

Simply register to continue. It's free.

Register Learn more

Already registered? Click here to login.

Tim Casey takes a rest after fighting a fire in Manitou Springs in this March 26, 1982, file photo. Casey is now retired from the Colorado Springs Fire Department. In October 1991, he was the medic on a truck that responded to a call of a newborn in a tra Photo by The Gazette file