James “Dewon” Wells, Firefighter/Paramedic

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Firefighter James 'Dewon' Wells worked his shift on May 5, 2017, from 0800hrs to 1600hrs. During his shift, he complained to a fire department member that he was experiencing numbness in his mouth. Immediately before leaving the station at the end of his shift, he complained to his chief that he had a headache and did not feel well. The following day, May 6, 2017, at approximately 1400hrs, Firefighter Wells was still not feeling well and went to a medical clinic, but returned home since he started to feel slightly better. Soon thereafter, his wife came home and found him unresponsive on the couch and not breathing. His wife initiated CPR and Firefighter Wells was transported to St. Joseph Hospital in Mount Sterling, where he was pronounced deceased.

Department information

Montgomery County Fire/EMS
805 Indian Mound Drive
Mount Sterling, Kentucky 40353

Chief: Michael Mosbey

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Age: 52
Rank: Firefighter/Paramedic
Classification: Career
Incident date: May 5, 2017 16:00
Date of death: May 6, 2017
Cause of death: Unknown
Nature of death: Unknown
Activity type: In-Station Duties
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Store/Office

Memorial fund information

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Pinky’s Promise, 3991 Owingsville Road, Mt. Sterling, KY 40353 or Love of Paws, 1122 Bunker Hill Road, Mt. Sterling, KY 40353