LODD: Md. firefighter dies of occupational cancer
Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department firefighter Jesse McCullough died after battling cancer since 2017
Duty Death: Jesse McCullough - [Prince George's County, Maryland]
PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. — A firefighter died Tuesday after a battle with occupational cancer.
According to a Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department Facebook post, firefighter Jesse McCullough had been battling occupational cancer since he was diagnosed Jan. 2017.
Brothers and Sisters, It is with profound sadness that I write to inform you of the passing of Prince George's County...Posted by Official Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department Page on Tuesday, October 9, 2018
“Brother McCullough fought valiantly against this disease and his fight was a testament to his strength as a person,” Prince George’s County Professional Fire Fighters & Paramedics Association President Andrew Pantelis said in the Facebook post. “[He] was a friend and inspiration to many and his passing comes with great grief.”
Pantelis added that McCullough served as a firefighter for more than 10 years in both Prince George’s County and Baltimore.
A line-of-duty funeral will be held for McCullough on Saturday, Oct. 13, beginning with visitation at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Upper Marlboro at 9 a.m. and a funeral service at 11 a.m., according to the department.
Sad day in PGFD as Fire Chief Benjamin M. Barksdale announces the passing of Firefighter Jesse W. McCullough after a...Posted by Official Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department Page on Tuesday, October 9, 2018
PGFD LINE OF DUTY DEATH FUNERAL SERVICES for Jesse Mccullough The notification is posted on behalf of Fire Chief...Posted by Official Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department Page on Wednesday, October 10, 2018
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