San Diego Fire-Rescue Department
Marcus Tarver was born and raised in San Diego. He attended Crawford High School and earned an athletic scholarship to the University of Hawaii in Honolulu. Marcus played professional football and was a free agent with the Denver Broncos. He eventually earned a degree in education. After graduating college, he returned to San Diego and joined the SD Fire Department. He served San Diegans for 28 years and retired as a fire engineer.
Marcus‘ dream was to someday purchase land and retire in Texas. In 2017, he and his family moved to Lyons where they enjoyed their 11-acre property near Lake Somerville.
Marcus passed away on July 8, 2020. This is a tribute to Marcus’ memory by the members of the SDFD 90th Basic Fire Academy.