Fairfax County, VA (LODD)
It is with deep regret that we advise you that Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department Firefighter Horace C. ("Chris") Pendergrass has died in the Line of Duty. Firefighter Pendergrass, a 20+ year veteran of the department and a US Army veteran, assigned to Fire Station 41 on B-Shift, apparently died in his sleep and was discovered this morning by his coworkers after shift change. He was 49 years old and he is survived by his father and 3 adult children. Next of kin have been notified and funeral arrangements will be announced as they are formalized. The cause of death is under investigation.