James E. Sommers
Fire Chief/Public Safety Director
Suwannee Fire Rescue
Live Oak, FL
Years of Service: 19
Date of Incident: August 6, 2019
Date of Death: August 6, 2019
On the evening of August 6, 2019, Fire Chief/Public Safety Director James E. Sommers was returning home on his motorcycle from a Suwannee County Commission Meeting when he was struck by a vehicle. Sommers was immediately transported to the Lake City Medical Center where he died from the injuries he sustained in the accident.