TROY — A Troy volunteer fireman battling an early-morning blaze died Saturday after suffering an apparent heart attack.
Jim Smith, 63, was rushed to Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City after fellow firemen said he collapsed. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Firefighters were called to the report of a burning mobile home at 630 Harrison St. just before 3:30 a.m. and found one end of the residence fully engulfed. The home’s sole occupant, Larry Risse, escaped with only a minor burn, neighbors said.
Smith is the first Troy firefighter to die in the line of duty.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home in Tell City. An Indiana Volunteer Firefighters Association memorial service is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Troy Methodist Church. Burial will be in Troy City Cemetery.
A full story and obituary will appear in Thursday’s Perry County News.
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03-25-2003, 04:53 PM #1
Troy firefighter dies in the line of duty.I.A.C.O.J. Charter Member
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"Not for fame or reward,Not for place or rank. Not lured by ambition or goaded by necessity. But in simple obedience to duty as they understood it. These men suffered,sacrificed,dared all, and died. Let us never forget our fallen friends."
03-26-2003, 10:27 AM #2
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My thoughts and prayers are with Firefighter Smith and his families.Omnis Cedo Domus
03-26-2003, 11:03 AM #3
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