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James "Tank" Waters, 40 - Tryon, NC
James "Tank" Waters Fire Chief Tryon Fire Department Tryon, NC Age: 40 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: 20 Date of Incident: April 7, 2020 Date of Death: April 7, 2020 On Tuesday, April 7, 2020, Chief James “Tank” Waters was assigned to work from his residence due to being quarantined for COVID-19 precautions. While on official duty, he fell ill and suffered a medical emergency. EMS crews responded and treated Chief Waters to where he was pronounced deceased at the hospital.