William Casey White, Chief

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On July 1, 2019, Chief William "Casey" White responded to a grass fire mutual aid call to a neighboring county at approximately 2130 hours. After returning from the call, Chief White retired for the evening at home around 2400hrs. The next day, July 2, 2019, he returned to the station at 0930hrs to outfit a new apparatus with equipment.  Chief White was found deceased at approximately 1730hrs that afternoon on the bay floor near the apparatus.

Department information

Sun Country Volunteer Fire Department
37 Wagon Wheel DR
Artesia, New Mexico 88210

Chief: Assistant Chief Emory Mann

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

Age: 70
Rank: Chief
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: July 2, 2019 17:30
Date of death: July 2, 2019
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: In-Station Duties
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Store/Office