Arkansas Fire Chief Dies In Storm Related Accident

Posted on April 30, 2017

Article by Arkansas Journal

Quitman, Arkansas– Cove Creek/Pearson Fire Chief Doug Deckard has passed way after last night’s storm. Deckard was helping the Quitman Water Department when he was struck by a car. Cleaburne County Sheriff’s Office released the following statement, “Early Sunday morning, April 30, 2017, Cove Creek/Pearson Fire Chief Doug Deckard was out serving his community during the midst of a torrential thunderstorm. While checking a particular area, Doug was involved in a tragic accident and was killed. Doug served over 40 years as a firefighter, and was also the coordinator of the Cleburne County Search and Rescue Team, as well as holding multiple other roles across the county. He was a wonderful member of our community, and his kindness, work ethic, and enthusiasm will be sorely missed. His willingness to serve our community should be a shining example to us all. Please keep his family in your prayers I’m this time of great need. Rest in peace brother, we’ll take it from here.”

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