Shreveport Fire Dept. mourns firefighter after his battle with aggressive cancer
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.
- June 10, 5-8 p.m. at Summer Grove Baptist Church, (8924 Jewella Ave.)
- June 11, 10 a.m. at Summer Grove Baptist Church
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