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William “Eddie” Edward McNeill, Jr.


On Thursday, March 4, 2021, Chief William Edward “Eddie” McNeill, Jr., was responding to a residential structure fire when the call was cancelled en route. Later in the evening, Chief McNeill, while having dinner with his wife at a restaurant, suffered a heart attack and passed away.

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

Department information

Campobello Fire Department
50 Broad ST
Campobello, South Carolina 29322

Chief: Assistant Chief Brian Gosnell

Age: 69
Rank: Chief
Classification: Career
Incident date: March 4, 2021 5:15 p.m.
Date of death: March 4, 2021
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Riding Vehicle/Apparatus
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Responding
Fixed property use: Residential

Last updated: August 31, 2021