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Marseilles Deputy Fire Chief dies after collapsing at an alumni event

Posted by wlpo on February 21, 2011

Services have been scheduled for an area firefighter who died after playing in a Marseilles-Seneca Alumni Basketball game.

71 year old Herbert Johnson of Marseilles died Saturday at Morris Hospital.  He was the Deputy Fire Chief for the Marseilles Fire Protection District.

Johnson was a member of the Marseilles department for 40 years and was among a group of local firefighters who worked in Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina.

Public services are being held at the fire station.  You can hear Johnson’s obituary during AM 1220 WLPO’s In Memoriam.

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