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Daniel Potts

Safety Officer

On Friday, Nov. 24, 2023, Safety Officer Daniel Potts was at the fire station. He was getting in his support vehicle to respond to a residential fire when he was found unconscious. He was pronounced deceased at the scene from an apparent heart attack.

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

Department information

Whitney Fire Department
115 W Jefferson AVE
Whitney, Texas 76692

Chief: David Gilmore

Age: 74
Rank: Safety Officer
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: November 24, 2023 6:30 a.m.
Date of death: November 24, 2023
Cause of fatal injury: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of fatal injury: Heart Attack
Activity type: Responding
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Responding
Fixed property use: Residential

Last updated: February 01, 2024