Veteran Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department captain dies in line of duty – The Florida Times-Union

A 21-year veteran of the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department has died in the line of duty, a spokesman said.
Thomas Barber’s cause of death has not been released, but the department said he died Monday morning at a Macclenny hospital.
The 51-year-old captain was assigned to Rescue 25 at 423 Manor Drive off Timuquana Road. He had served on the Westside for the majority of his career, as well as in the U.S. Navy, the fire department said.
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A line-of-duty death can occur while working in the station or on fire equipment, or up to 24 hours after a shift, fire officials said. No details of what happened to Barber were released, other than it was not from COVID-19.
Barber is survived by his wife, three children and his parents.
No details of his funeral have been released yet, but he will be buried with full fire department honors, officials said.


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