Advertisement

Shreveport Fire Dept. mourns firefighter after his battle with aggressive cancer

Ralph Parker III died Monday, June 7, 2021 after a brief battle with an aggressive form of...
Ralph Parker III died Monday, June 7, 2021 after a brief battle with an aggressive form of cancer, the Shreveport Fire Department says.(SFD)
Published: Jun. 8, 2021 at 2:00 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 8, 2021 at 7:25 PM CDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — The Shreveport Fire Department is mourning after the loss of one of its own.

Fire Capt. and paramedic Ralph Parker III was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer in late February, the department said. He died the evening of June 7.

SFD said Parker started his training at the academy in March 1990 and proudly served as a firefighter, fire engineer and fire captain during his 31+ years with the department.

His death will be recognized by the International Association of Fire Fighters as a cancer-related line-of-duty death. His name will be placed on the Fallen Firefighter Memorial Wall in Colorado Springs in 2022.

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS

VISITATION

  • June 10, 5-8 p.m. at Summer Grove Baptist Church, (8924 Jewella Ave.)

SERVICE

  • June 11, 10 a.m. at Summer Grove Baptist Church

Copyright 2021 KSLA. All rights reserved.