Wash. FF dies 1 month after retiring
The Spokane Fire Department says retired Firefighter Ed Foster's death is a line-of-duty death
By Laura French
SPOKANE, Wash. — A Washington firefighter died due to a cardiac event just one month after he retired, officials say.
Spokane Firefighter Ed Foster completed his last shift on June 25 and died due to complications from a cardiac incident on July 26, the department announced Tuesday.
Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer said in a statement that Foster's death is considered a line-of-duty death.
Foster had served with the Spokane Fire Department since 1993 and had most recently been assigned to SFD Fire Station 17.
"As he left the station after his final shift, Firefighter Foster shared a simple and very mindful message with his fire family: 'Time flies. Please remember to be kind and do the right thing,'" Schaeffer wrote.