Ken Marshall Jr., 3rd Generation Firefighter

Associated Press – November 26, 2010 1:24 PM ET

REHOBOTH, Mass. (AP) – Police say a Rehoboth firefighter died in the line of duty on Thanksgiving.

Police said Friday that firefighter Ken Marshall, Jr. responded Thursday evening to a fire alarm when he went into cardiac arrest.

The fire engine was just leaving the station when it happened and firefighters on scene performed CPR.

Marshall was taken to Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, where he was pronounced dead.

Marshall, a 15-year veteran of the fire department, leaves behind a wife and two children. Fire officials said he was a third generation Rehoboth firefighter, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather.

Thirty-three. A wife and two kids at home. Thanksgiving night, after all the festivities had died down, Ken was at work, probably hoping for a slow night.

You just never know.

Condolences to the family, and the Rehoboth Fire Department.

Rest in Peace, Brother.


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