After having worked an afternoon/evening fire call on August 6, 2007, 41 year old Deputy Fire Chief Jerry Donley arrived at the fire department the morning of August 7th to work his scheduled 24hr shift. He spent the morning cleaning up equipment from the fire call that occurred the previous day and responding to at least one EMS incident.
Later during his shift, Donley went to bed at the station where he was discovered the following morning passed away from a cause still to be determined. Deputy Chief Donley reportedly had no known prior medical conditions.
Funeral Arrangements: Pending
Memorial Fund Contact and Address:
In memory and honor of Deputy Fire Chief Jerry Donley
C/O Swetsonville Fire Volunteer Department
PO Box 127
Swetsonville, NC 27359