Veteran Tallahassee firefighter Jeffery Atkinson dies on duty
December 15, 2017
A 17-year veteran of the Tallahassee Fire Department died overnight Thursday while on duty.
The death of Engineer Jeffery Atkinson was not related to any of the fires fought by the department Thursday, a TFD spokeswoman said. Firefighters had responded to blazes at the International Book Mine on Gaines Street and at a home on Fermanagh Circle in Killearn Estates.
"Engineer Atkinson has served the citizens of Tallahassee and Leon County for over 17 years and he will be greatly missed," a statement released by TFD Friday morning said. "Please extend your thoughts and prayers to his wife, daughter and family during this difficult time."
Atkinson death came just a day after his 43rd birthday.
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