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Fla. engineer-paramedic dies on duty at station

Douglas Clemons served with Polk County Fire Rescue for 27 years


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Duty Death: Douglas Clemons - [Bartow]

End of Service: 14/06/2022

By Leila Merrill

INDIAN LAKE ESTATES, Fla. — Polk County Fire Rescue Engineer-Paramedic Douglas Clemons died while on duty Tuesday, the department said.

Clemons, 56, was working at Fire Station 27 in Indian Lake Estates at the time. He had worked for Polk County EMS since June 5, 1995.

“We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of a man who has served Polk County for 27 years and the grief being felt today by our friends at Polk County Fire Rescue, as well as family and friends of Doug Clemons,” the Polk County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook.