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Colo. fire chief dies of apparent heart attack

A coroner believes Chief Don Felton suffered a massive heart attack and died in his office

By FireRescue1 Staff

GUFFEY, Colo. — A Colo. fire chief died at his station office after suffering an apparent heart attack.

Southern Park County Fire Protection District Chief Don Felton, 71, is believed to have had a massive heart attack and died in his office after coming into work on Oct. 27, according to the Flume.

Chief Felton was found by a department volunteer later that day.

He has been fire chief since April 1, and is survived by his wife and three daughters.

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Brian Olivas Brian Olivas Thursday, November 01, 2012 6:46:35 PM Rest easy Chief!
Brian Crampton Brian Crampton Sunday, November 04, 2012 5:52:45 PM you have answered your Final Alarm Chief, Return home and rest easy.
Cathy Drye Cathy Drye Sunday, November 04, 2012 5:53:50 PM R.I.P. Thank you for your service.
Jim Carley Jim Carley Sunday, November 04, 2012 7:25:11 PM sad he kept working til he was 71 and never got to enjoy any retirement.

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