LODD: Ohio FF dies in his sleep at firehouse

While a cause of death has not been officially determined for Firefighter Tommy Rees, a Jefferson Township Fire Department spokesperson said it likely was a cardiac issue

By Leila Merrill

WEST JEFFERSON, Ohio — Members of the Jefferson Township Fire Department are mourning the loss of firefighter Tommy Rees, 38, of West Jefferson, who died unexpectedly Tuesday while sleeping at the firehouse, WBNS reported.

A fire department spokesperson said that Reese experienced a cardiac episode while sleeping, but an official cause of death has not been determined. 

Rees served with the department for more than six years.

He is survived by his wife and four children.


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