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Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jeff Atwater Mourns the Loss of Pompano Beach Firefighter

1/7/2012

Contact: Alexis Lambert
850-413-2842
 
TALLAHASSEE—Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jeff Atwater released the following statement regarding Pompano Beach Fire-Rescue Firefighter William Elliott who died in the line of duty on Friday.  
 
"Yesterday, we lost a veteran firefighter in a tragic accident that occurred while he was training to come to the aid of his fellow Floridians.  We honor his commitment to protect his neighbors and mourn the loss of an individual who dedicated his life and paid the ultimate sacrifice in his calling to serve his community as a firefighter. 
 
“My thoughts and prayers are with his family, his friends, and the firefighter community as we grieve the loss of this brave public servant."

Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater is a statewide elected official, an officer of the Florida Cabinet and the State Fire Marshal.