I'm not sure if I should have posted this here, in the OD Forum or elsewhere.



Firefighter Dies While on Duty
Web Editor: Elise Roberts
Originally Created: 7/8/2005 7:40:30 AM
Updated On: 7/8/2005 7:40:30 AM

Authorities are awaiting autopsy results to determine why a Rockdale County firefighter died while on duty during the storms that swept through Georgia.

Fifty-four-year-old Thomas Allen Hurlbert Junior was driving a pumper truck from the scene of a call about 1:40 a.m. Thursday. He says NO other injuries occurred as a result of Hulbert's sudden
death and the fire truck was NOT damaged.

Fire Chief Henry Argo says he is the first to die in the line of duty in the department's history.

Argo says Hurlbert, who had been with the department for 18 years as a fire apparatus operator and fellow firefighters had
answered one of many calls related to the storm that passed through Wednesday night.

The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Harry White Chapel of Scott Ward Funeral Services.