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Larry Dean Adams


On Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, Lieutenant Larry Dean Adams suffered a medical emergency while operating the pump panel at a vehicle fire, causing him to fall unconscious, striking his head on the side board.

He was treated on scene by fellow firefighters and was then flown to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi, where he passed away on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, from a brain bleed caused from striking his head.

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

Department information

Yazoo County District 3 Volunteer Fire Department
171 Old Benton RD
Yazoo City, Mississippi 39194

Chief: Richard Pickens

Age: 65
Rank: Lieutenant
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: August 6, 2021 8:00 a.m.
Date of death: August 8, 2021
Cause of death: Struck By
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: Pump Operations
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Street/Road

Last updated: August 31, 2021