Fallen Hero

Marvin Jackson
Wilmar Fire Department - September 5, 2005

Chief Jackson and the members of his fire department responded to the scene of a vehicle fire. Upon their arrival, firefighters found a fully involved car. Chief Jackson operated the pump and other firefighters attacked the fire. As the fire was being controlled, firefighters heard yelling and looked over to see civilians running toward the fire truck. Firefighters found Chief Jackson lying on the sidewalk. They found that he had shallow respiration and a weak pulse. Shortly thereafter, Chief Jackson stopped breathing, and CPR was started. Chief Jackson was then transported to the hospital, where he died. The cause of death was a heart attack.

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