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Charles Wayne Spry


The evening of May 25, 2021, Firefighter Charles Wayne Spry attended mandated physical fitness training at the LaGrande Fire Department. Early the next morning, his family found him unresponsive on the kitchen floor of his home. He passed away from a cardiac event.

photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Charles Wayne Spry was honored on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland and was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.

Department information

LaGrange Fire Department
119 E Railroad ST
LaGrange, North Carolina 28551

Chief: Ryan Riley

Age: 51
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: May 26, 2021 8:17 a.m.
Date of death: May 26, 2021
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Fitness Activity
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Training
Fixed property use: Store/Office

Last updated: July 07, 2022