Hello, all,

It is with deep regret that I inform you of the death of Volunteer Firefighter Jeff Thompson, 20, of Howell County Rural Fire District #1, West Plains, Missouri, which occurred on Monday, October 4th, 1999.

He and two other firefighters were electrocuted when they came in contact with charged wires while battling a grass fire. Other arriving firefighters found the trio down at the scene and began CPR immediately. They were then rushed to the hospital, where Thompson was pronounced dead shortly after arrival. One of the other firefighters was in critical condition and the third was in good condition.

The five-month veteran is the first member of the department to make The Supreme Sacrifice, and is survived by his wife and child.

May he rest in eternal peace and may the Good Lord watch over and protect the loved ones that he left behind.

Be safe & God bless,
Chief Hank