St. Louis Firefighter Dies At Fire Station

Dec 12, 2012

Updated 3:33 p.m. with photo from Truck Co. 14

A St. Louis firefighter died while on duty today at a fire station on S. Kingshighway.

St. Louis Fire Department spokesman Captain Dan Sutter says Jeffrey Hudson appeared to have passed away in his sleep.

Hudson went out on a call early this morning than returned to Fire Station #36.

Sutter says he was found in his bunk later in the morning.

The department says Hudson’s death likely will be considered in the line of duty.

More information about Hudson has not been released by the department.

St. Louis firefighter Wayne Johnson tweeted this photo of the flag at half staff at Truck Co. 14 following the news of Hudson's death:

Johnson also says that all of the fire stations across the city are following suit to Truck Co. 14's display, as well as wearing the mourning bands on their badges.

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