Fallen Hero

Jerry Clanton
Pea Ridge Fire Department - April 9, 1977

On April 7, 1977, firefighter Clanton was advised that water was needed to fight a brush fire at a farm outside of town.  When Clanton arrived at the fire, he started the pump at the back of the truck.  The truck began to roll down a hill, firefighter Clanton chased the truck, and was crushed against a tree.  He sustained injuries that led to his death two days later. 

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