SC firefighter-EMT dies after medical emergency on duty

Coleman Blease “Coley” Loadholt Jr., 51, of Hampton County, suffered a medical emergency while on duty at the fire station on June 17

Duty Death: Coleman Loadholt - [Ridgeland, South Carolina]


Lana Ferguson
The Island Packet (Hilton Head Island, S.C.)

JASPER COUNTY, S.C. — An award-winning firefighter with the Jasper County Fire-Rescue died Friday at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston after a brief illness.

Coleman Blease “Coley” Loadholt Jr., 51, of Hampton County, suffered a medical emergency while on duty at the fire station on June 17, a news release from the department said.

Loadholt worked in fire service for almost 14 years at the Jasper County Fire-Rescue, where he served as a full-time firefighter/EMT and senior officer. (Photo/ Jasper County Fire-Rescue)
Loadholt worked in fire service for almost 14 years at the Jasper County Fire-Rescue, where he served as a full-time firefighter/EMT and senior officer. (Photo/ Jasper County Fire-Rescue)

Loadholt worked in fire service for almost 14 years at the Jasper County Fire-Rescue, where he served as a full-time firefighter/EMT and senior officer, and at the Brunson Fire Department in Hampton County, where he was a captain.

 

Mr. Coleman Blease “Coley” Loadholt, Jr., 51, of Dogwood Drive in Brunson, died Friday afternoon in the Medical...

Posted by Jasper County Fire-Rescue on Saturday, June 22, 2019

He had received the Life Saver Award in Jasper County and been named the Firefighter of the Year and Officer of the Year in Brunson.

“He was a member of the South Carolina Firefighters Association, enjoyed riding motorcycles and was an excellent mechanic,” the release said.

Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home in Hampton. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Nicholas Lutheran Church In Allendale County.

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©2019 The Island Packet (Hilton Head, S.C.)

 

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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