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    Clarksville, Indiana Firefighter Succumbs to Illness

    Clarksville, Indiana Firefighter Succumbs to Illness

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    Updated: 02-03-2003 12:57:17 PM

    The Clarksville, Indiana Fire Department lost a member February 1, when he passed away after a long illness following a heart attack at a fire incident in December 2002.

    Firefighter George Walker, 61, was working a structure fire December 15 when he was stricken. He had been hospitalized and combating a series of strokes. According to Deputy Chief Charles Hollis Walker had been placed in a nursing home prior to losing the battle.

    Walker, a 31-year veteran of the department, had three daughters and two sons along with eleven grandchildren. Hollis said he had been eligible for retirement,

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    Walker, George A.

    Age: 62
    Rank: Firefighter
    Status: Career
    Incident Date: 02/01/2003
    Incident Time: 16:52
    Death Date: 02/01/2003

    Cause of Death: Stress/Exertion
    Nature of Death: Heart Attack
    Emergency Duty: Yes
    Duty Type: Fireground Operations
    Activity Type: Ventilation
    Fixed Prop. Use: Residential

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Clarksville Fire Department
    125 East Stansifer
    Clarksville, Indiana 47129

    Initial Summary:
    Firefighter Walker suffered a heart attack while working a residential structure fire. He was treated at the scene by EMS and transported to the hospital where a number of weeks later he passed away.

    Wake Arrangements: Visitation 02/03/2003 from 1400-2000hrs at Mullineaux Chapel, 1217 East Spring St., New Albany, IN

    Funeral Arrangements: 02/04/2003 @ 1300hrs, Mullineaux Chapel, 1217 East Spring St., New Albany, IN

    Memorial Fund Info:
    Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Care of the Clarksville Fire Department, 125 East Stansifer, Clarksville, IN 47129



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