James "Tank" Waters
Tryon Fire Department
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.