01/31/11 150 W, 1 I - + 7 - 7 Robeson County Firefighter Dies at Station, Updated

Parkton Volunteer Fire Department Firefighter James Walters Sr., 57, died of an apparent heart attack on Saturday night, after collapsing while on duty at the fire station. He and another firefighter were doing paperwork at the time he collapsed. CPR was performed at the station, and a defibrillator was used. Emergency medical crews took him to the Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival. Walters was a training officer. His wife Jackie also works for the department. More information is forthcoming. Sources: Firefighter Close Calls, FireNews, WRAL.

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Monday evening update, funeral arrangements, from FireNews:

Visitation will be Thursday, February 3, from 18:00 to 21:00 hours at the First Baptist Church, 195 W. David Parnell Street, Parkton, NC, 28371. The funeral will be Friday, February 4 at 14:00 hours at the First Baptist Church. A full fire department honors funeral is planned.

sad to hear. I am Praying for the family.
charlie - 01/31/11 - 00:10

The location of both today’s visitation and tomorrow’s funeral has been changed to the National Guard Armory, 439 Washington St, Parkton, 28371.
Legeros - 02/03/11 - 22:19

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