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LODD: NY firefighter dies after returning from call

Richard Tomlins Jr., a 26-year fire veteran, died “suddenly and unexpectedly” after returning home from a fire call

Duty Death: Richard Tomlins Jr. - [Cold Spring, New York]


By FireRescue1 Staff

COLD SPRING, N.Y. — A 26-year fire veteran died last week after returning home from a fire call.

According to several Facebook posts, Cold Spring Fire Department firefighter Richard Tomlins Jr. died “suddenly and unexpectedly” after battling a blaze.

An obituary for Tomlins said he was a “lifelong jokester” and a “loving and caring friend, companion and relative.”

“Our deepest condolences go out to his daughter Sophie, his family and his extended family at the Cold Spring Fire Department,” Volunteer Firefighters of America said.  “Thank you for your years of dedication to the volunteer fire service.”

 

February 15, 2018 - LODD Firefighter Richard Tomlins Jr., 43 Cold Spring Fire Company. Cold Spring, New York...

Posted by Fire Service Line of Duty Deaths on Monday, February 19, 2018

 

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