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    Firefighter Dies From Injuries

    Mark T. Franklin (1957-2003)

    CHARLOTTE - It is with deep regret and sadness that we report the sudden passing of Charlotte FireFighter Mark Franklin on the morning of November 30, 2003. Mark, 46, was a dedicated member for 21-years with the Charlotte Fire Department. He joined the CFD in 1982 after graduating from Myers Park High School and earning his degree at Catawba College in Physical Education. He worked many years in some of the busier fire stations, including #10 on Remount Road and his final assignment at Station #2 on South Blvd where he was the Engineer for Engine Company 2.

    A loving husband and father, Mark leaves behind his wife Robin, of 18 years and two sons Brock and Chance. A service to celebrate the life of Mark Franklin will be held 2:00 pm Tuesday at McEwen Pineville Chapel, 10500 Park Road. A graveside service will follow at Sharon Memorial Park on North Sharon Amity Road. Pallbearers accompanying Mark are his fellow firefighters from Charlotte Fire Station 2. Honorary pallbearers with be the other members of the Charlotte Fire Dept.

    Mark suffered an on the job injury on April 18, 2003. He died from complications from surgery. As a result, the Charlotte Fire Department is now considering this a Line of Duty Death.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials made in remembrance of Mark T. Franklin to the Franklin Children

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    Franklin, Mark Tyler

    Age: 46
    Cause of Death:
    Rank: Engineer
    Nature of Death: Trauma
    Classification: Career
    Emergency Duty: Yes

    Incident Date: 04/18/2003
    Duty Type: On-Scene Fire
    Incident Time: 10:30
    Activity Type: Water Supply
    Death Date: 11/30/2003
    Fixed Prop. Use: Residential

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Charlotte Fire Department
    228 East 9th Street
    Charlotte , North Carolina 28202
    Chief: Luther L. Fincher, Jr.

    Final Summary:
    Engineer Franklin injured his knee while fighting a structure fire. He was off work and underwent surgery to correct the injury in October of 2003. During his recovery on November 30, 2003, Engineer Franklin died from a pulmonary embolism (blood clot) that resulted from the knee surgery. He was 46 at the time of his death. The Charlotte Fire Department also suffered a firefighter fatality in January of 2003.

    Memorial Fund Info:
    Franklin Children's Scholarship Fund, c/o Charlotte Fire Department Credit Union, 2100 Commonwealth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205

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