Hundreds Mourn the Death of Camden, New Jersey Firefighter

Firefighters from Camden and around the County paid their Farewell to 23 year veteran firefighter, George M. Jackson.

Jackson was severely injured and burned during a fire on October 21, 1990 while searching for occupants in a dwelling fire in South Camden. Jackson was trapped on the second floor bedroom during a flash over and was severely burnt. He went through many months of painful operations and skin grafting from his severe burns. He spent the rest of his life being a bed ridden invalid until his death on March 7, 2006.

Services were held for him at the Antioch Baptist Church in South Camden, New Jersey.

Interment was at the Harleigh Cemetery in Camden, New Jersey.

Captain David Dilks of Camden Rescue 1, who is also a bag piper with the Emerald Society, led the procession with two deputy chiefs and six captains as pall bearers.

Camden's two tower ladders were raised to form an arch at the entrance of the Cemetery.

Firefighter Jackson's love for his family apparently kept him going for all those years and now he is at peace.

Rest In Peace George.

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