Fla. fire chief dies in vehicle collision

James E. Sommers was a 19-year fire service veteran and served as public safety director for the last seven years

Duty Death: James E. Sommers - [Live Oak, Florida]

End of Service: 08/06/2019


By FireRescue1 Staff 

LIVE OAK, Fla. — Suwannee Fire Rescue Fire Chief and Public Safety Director James E. Sommers died in a vehicle crash after attending a Board of County Commissioners meeting.

Sommers was involved in a collision on his way back home after attending the meeting as a representative of Suwannee Fire Rescue Department. Emergency personnel transported him to Lake City Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries sustained in the incident.

Sommers was a 19-year fire service veteran and had served as public safety director for the last seven years.

 

It is with deepest sympathy and regret that we announce the death of James E. Sommers. James E. Sommers was killed...

Posted by Suwannee Fire Rescue on Wednesday, August 7, 2019

 

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