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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

North Carolina Fire Captain On-Duty Death

Captain David Mitchell Tatum, 55, of the White Oak Fire Department on November 5, 2012. at  0045hrs, became sick at the scene of an emergency response but did not request treatment at that time. Later in the day, he began having trouble breathing and became unconscious. Captain Tatum was treated and transported to Bladen County Hospital and then transferred to Cape Fear Valley Hospital in Fayetteville where he passed away, around 1 p.m. on Nov. 6, from a cause still to be determined.

Captain David Mitchell TatumTatum is survived by his wife, Regina; his children David Tatum Jr., Chris Tatum, Lisa Mahoney, Michelle Brown and Thomas Layton; and 15 grandchildren.

Our condolences to the Tatum Family & Friends, the White Oak Fire Department and to all affected by Captain David Mitcell Tatum's passing.

To date, 67 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2012. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) Fatality Notices page.

(The usual disclaimers: I am not a journalist; This is a blog that expresses an outlook and is not conclusive in any shape or manner.)

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