Fire­fighter fa­tally stricken on duty

Woonsocket Call - - REGION/OBITUARIES -

AT­TLE­BORO (AP) — A vet­eran Mas­sachusetts fire­fighter has died after suf­fer­ing an on-duty heart at­tack.

The At­tle­boro Fire Depart­ment says 63-year-old Thomas Cannon died Mon­day.

Chief Scott Lachance says Cannon was per­form­ing truck and equip­ment checks at the Twin Vil­lage Fire Sta­tion on Sun­day when he col­lapsed and went into car­diac ar­rest.

His fel­low fire­fight­ers re­vived him and trans­ported him to Rhode Is­land Hos­pi­tal in Prov­i­dence, where he died. Cannon served the depart­ment for more than 30 years.

He leaves be­hind a wife and three sons.

Black flags are cur­rently hang­ing over the truck bays at the sta­tion in honor of Cannon.

A wake will be held Fri­day in At­tle­boro, fol­lowed by a pri­vate fu­neral ser­vice.

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