Fallen Firefighter Remembered

The only firefighter to die in the line of duty in one Eastern Carolina city was remembered Tuesday morning for giving his life to save another.

It's been thirty years since lieutenant Jerry Mills died while battling a fire on Dalebrook Circle in Greenville. He was just 27 years old when he fell through the roof of the burning home and died.

Tuesday firefighters from across the city honored his memory by laying a wreath at a memorial garden at fire station three.

Mills left behind a wife and daughter. They were presented with red roses and lots of love and hugs from their family of firefighters.


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  • by Firemans Wife Location: Small Town on Jul 7, 2010 at 05:05 AM
    My heart and prayers go out to the family. My husband is a firefighter and I worry about him everytime those tones drop. A year ago he risked his life to save two children from their burning home. May god be with this family in their time of grief.
  • by Gumby Johnson S62 on Jul 6, 2010 at 07:06 PM
    I remember that day. Very sad. God bless the family and fire fighters.
  • by a volunteer in EMS many yrs. ago on Jul 6, 2010 at 06:27 PM
    Thank you Greenville Fire/EMS for remembering. I remember the line in the movie Fireproof "Never leave your partner behind". Those guys didn't that night, I remember the fight to save him. Now thirty years later, you still have not left him behind.
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