Fire Chief killed in storm - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

breaking

Fire Chief killed in storm

Cove Creek Pearson Fire and Rescue (Source: Cleburne County Sheriff's Department) Cove Creek Pearson Fire and Rescue (Source: Cleburne County Sheriff's Department)
CLEBURNE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

Funeral services were set Tuesday for a Cleburne County fire chief who died over the weekend as a result of the storms. 

According to a post on the FireText Facebook page, the funeral for Cove Creek/Pearson Fire Chief Doug Deckard will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Quitman First Baptist Church. 

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church. 

Deckard was killed early Sunday in an accident checking a storm area. 

Deckard was a firefighter for over 40 years and was the coordinator of the Cleburne County Search and Rescue Team, Cleburne County officials said Sunday.

Officials said in the post that Deckard's kindness, work ethic, and enthusiasm will be sorely missed. 

According to a story from Little Rock television station KARK, Deckard was struck by a car as he was checking water lines early Sunday. 

The Arkansas State Police said Deckard was working outside his vehicle on Highway 25, near the Faulkner-Cleburne County line, when he was hit. Also, ASP is not releasing any new information about the accident, KARK reported. 
 

Region 8 News will have more information as details emerge. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for up to the minute updates.

Copyright 2017 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Watch Region 8 News On Demand: On your Desktop | On your Mobile device

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Suspect in custody after homicide investigation in Caruthersville, MO

    Suspect in custody after homicide investigation Caruthersville, MO

    Saturday, July 21 2018 11:00 PM EDT2018-07-22 03:00:06 GMT
    Caruthersville Police are investigating a deadly shooting. (Courtesy: Rob Foote, KFVS)Caruthersville Police are investigating a deadly shooting. (Courtesy: Rob Foote, KFVS)

    Caruthersville police chief Tony Jones says his department is investigating a deadly shooting. 

    Caruthersville police chief Tony Jones says his department is investigating a deadly shooting. 

  • Festival raises money for charities

    Festival raises money for charities

    Saturday, July 21 2018 6:58 PM EDT2018-07-21 22:58:53 GMT
    Saturday, July 21 2018 7:25 PM EDT2018-07-21 23:25:03 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Festival in the Park raised money for many local charities in Blytheville on Saturday.

    Festival in the Park raised money for many local charities in Blytheville on Saturday.

  • Man accused of stealing $69,000 worth of aluminum

    Man accused of stealing $69,000 worth of aluminum

    Saturday, July 21 2018 5:18 PM EDT2018-07-21 21:18:36 GMT
    Saturday, July 21 2018 5:47 PM EDT2018-07-21 21:47:47 GMT
    Martin W. Culver (Source: Hayti Police Department)Martin W. Culver (Source: Hayti Police Department)

    A Pemiscot County, Missouri man faces trouble with the law after his arrest on suspicion of stealing $69,000 worth of aluminum from an area business. 

    A Pemiscot County, Missouri man faces trouble with the law after his arrest on suspicion of stealing $69,000 worth of aluminum from an area business. 

Powered by Frankly