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    Unhappy Florida FF Killed in the Line of Duty - Electrocuted at crash scene

    FLORIDA FIREFIGHTER KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY-ELECTROCUTED AT CRASH SCENE

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    Crawfordsville (FL) Fire Captain Richard Rhea, 60, very tragically died today in the Line of Duty after slipping on wet grass and falling on a downed power line at the scene of a car crash. He is the only Firefighter to have died in the line of duty in Wakulla in 35 years. Captain Rhea leaves behind a wife, four children and four grandchildren. Crawfordsville is located in Wakulla County. More details to follow.

    Our most sincere condolences as always.
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    My condolences to the Rhea family and the Crawfordsville Fire Department for their loss.

    Rest peacefully in the arms of the angels, Richard.

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    The area is actually called Crawfordville, with no "s". Wakulla County, Florida. But whatever..

    Capt Rhea was one of my first teachers when I first began volunteering at his station. He was a great man, a great teacher, a good listener, and always willing to help in any way he could. If I ever had any stupid question about anything fire service related, he was always happy to answer. He was always all about safety. Thats what makes his death one thats really hard to deal with, at least for me. But, when you are called up, you must answer. My prayers go out to his family...

    Captain Richard Rhea, 807
    Wakulla County Fire/Rescue
    Station 8, Crawfordville
    2009

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    He will be surely missed by not only his station, but by the entire county as a whole. Richard, we love ya brother...

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    For any that plan to attend the services the serivce is set for Wensday afternoon. The Precision Starts at 2:15 PM and The Funeral is set for 3:00 PM.

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