LODD: Fla. fire engineer dies overnight while on duty
Tallahassee Fire Department engineer Jeffery Atkinson was a 17-year veteran of the department
Duty Death: Jeffery Atkinson - [Tallahassee, Florida]
By FireRescue1 Staff
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A fire engineer died overnight Thursday while on active duty.
WTXL reported that Tallahassee Fire Department engineer Jeffery Atkinson,43, was a 17-year veteran of the department.
"It is with deep regret and a heavy heart that the Tallahassee Fire Department reports the Line of Duty Death of Engineer Jeffery Atkinson," TFD said in a statement. "Engineer Atkinson has served the citizens of Tallahassee and Leon County for over 17 years and he will be greatly missed."
Mayor Andrew Gillum also posted a statement on Facebook.
"The City of Tallahassee is deeply saddened by the loss of Tallahassee Fire Department Engineer Jeff Atkinson, only a day after his 43rd birthday,” the statement said. “My heart goes out to his wife Nina, four-year old daughter Austin, and his other family and colleagues during this difficult time. I urge our community to celebrate his life as a brave first responder and public servant of our city."
No other details were released. We will update you when more information becomes available.