Joe Jessie Tucker, Jr.

Safety Officer

On Sunday, March 8, 2020, Safety Officer Joe Tucker was driving the department’s engine to a structure fire before complaining that he wasn’t feeling well to his coworkers.  After arriving at the scene, Tucker was immediately transported to the Wayne UNC Hospital where he passed away.

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

Department information

Thoroughfare Volunteer Fire Department
157 Herring Road
Goldsboro, North Carolina 27530

Chief: Randy Pipkin

Age: 62
Rank: Safety Officer
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: March 8, 2020 03:12
Date of death: March 8, 2020
Cause of death: Unknown
Nature of death: Unknown
Activity type: Other
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Residential

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