Firefighter dies by suicide at central Pa. station

A 25-year-old Swatara, Pa., live-in firefighter was found deceased in her bunk room, according to police


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By Kerri Hatt

SWATARA TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A 25-year old Swatara, Pennsylvania, firefighter died by suicide, according to a post by the Swatara Police Department. The firefighter was a live-in member of the Swatara Fire & Rescue Station 91, and was found deceased in her bunk room, the police department's post stated.

While the firefighter’s identity has not yet been released out of respect for her family, police noted support personnel were on scene to assist officers and firefighters.

In the post, the Swatara Police Department asked, “Please keep the victim’s family and Swatara Fire & Rescue in your thoughts and prayers.”

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