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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

Duty Death: Chief Don Felton - [Guffey, Colorado]


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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