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Retired Fla. firefighter-EMT dies of brain cancer

Jason Tucker worked on cancer prevention, a special operations team and decon, Pasco County Fire Rescue said


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By Leila Merrill

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. — Pasco County Firefighter-EMT Jason Tucker died Sunday of brain cancer.

Pasco County Fire Rescue shared the news on Facebook Monday, saying, “he passed on peacefully, surrounded by his loving family.”

The cancer had forced Tucker’s retirement.

“His work with the agency’s Special Operations Team and Decon programs showed his true passion for helping others. His dedicated work involving cancer prevention in the fire service will pave the way for future generations of firefighters throughout the industry and, in the process, save countless lives. Even through his final days, Firefighter Jason Tucker continued to visit with our new-hire classes to teach the importance of cancer prevention. While words cannot express our heavy hearts today or our profound loss, we ask everyone to remember Firefighter Jason Tucker by exemplifying his life, courage, and honorable service,” the post reads.


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