Pulaski County Firefighter Shot, Killed While Responding To Medical Call

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Courtesy City of Sherwood

PULASKI COUNTY (KFSM) — An Arkansas firefighter was shot and killed while responding to a medical emergency in Pulaski County early Friday morning (Jan. 22), Capt. Carl Minden with the sheriff’s office told THV 11.

The incident happened in the 200 block of Dortch Loop.  Capt. Minden said a person was having a seizure, so emergency services were called. East Pulaski Volunteer Fire Department (EPVFD) was first on scene.

Deputies reportedly found EPVFD firefighter Ronald Jason Adams, 29, suffering from gunshot wounds, THV 11 reported. He was later pronounced dead at the Springhill Baptist Medical Center in North Little Rock.

Minden told THV 11 that the shooting was under investigation, and he was not able to give comment on how it happened.

THV11 also interviewed Adams in October.  When asked about being a volunteer firefighter, he told them, “That to me is why I do it more than anything. Somebody has to protect this community.”

In addition to being a volunteer firefighter, Adams was also a full-time firefighter with the Sherwood Fire Department.

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