Name:  Henry Mitchel

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Henry Mitchel was the first firefighter to die in the line of duty for the City of Rocky Mount Fire Department.  In 1906, Firefighter Mitchel was participating in a drill for an upcoming State Fireman’s competition to be held in Warrenton, N.C. when he suffered a fatal heart attack.  He was a member of the Department’s Hook and Ladder Company at the time.

Friday, December 31st, 2010

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