LODD: Ark. chief dies of apparent heart attack at station

Calvert Volunteer Fire Department Chief Everette Watson was picking up supplies for a training drill when he suffered a medical emergency

Duty Death: Everette Watson - [Sheridan, Arkansas]

End of Service: 10/27/2022

By Leila Merrill

SHERIDAN, Ark. — Calvert Volunteer Fire Department Chief Everette Watson, 58, died on Oct. 27 after experiencing a medical emergency while getting supplies for a department training drill, according to the U.S. Fire Administration.

Watson left the station to pick up supplies for the department’s new engine, and his son went along to help.

While at the second station, Watson suffered a medical emergency, and life-saving efforts were initiated. He died of an apparent heart attack.

Watson served for 33 years.

“Chief Watson dedicated many years of service to the Calvert Volunteer Fire Department, Grant County Mutual Aid Association and many other public service organizations throughout Grant County. Please keep his family and friends in your prayers. Rest easy Chief Watson, we’ll take it from here,” the department said in a Facebook post.


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