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Idaho fire captain, EMT dies in accident at home

Horseshoe Bend Fire Department Capt. Carter Duke, 69, was an Air Force veteran and volunteered at the department for nearly 20 years


By Laura French

HORSESHOE BEND, Idaho — An Idaho fire captain and EMT died on Memorial Day after suffering an accident at his home.

Horseshoe Bend Fire Department Capt. Carter Duke, 69, had volunteered at the department for 19 years and first joined the fire service in 1974 with the United States Forest Service, according to his biography posted by the department.

Duke was also a military veteran who served for 20 years in the United States Air Force and had previously worked as a firefighter and EMT in New Mexico before moving to Horseshoe Bend.

“The real enjoyment of Emergency Service is the comradeship of working with a motivated, well trained team and the gratification of helping someone in distress,” Duke previously wrote, according to the Horseshoe Bend Fire Department.

The department did not release any details about the fatal accident.

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