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In the Line of Duty
Leland Alexander, 78 - Milledgeville, Tennessee
Leland Alexander Chief Milledgeville Volunteer Fire Department Milledgeville, Tennessee Age: 78 Sex: Male Classification: Volunteer Years of service: 57 Date of incident: Dec. 1, 2023 Date of death: April 27, 2024 On Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, Chief Leland Alexander was traveling in a pumper/tanker during a thunderstorm, to a fire hydrant to fill it with water from a residential fire that had started the night before. The pumper/tanker dropped off the right shoulder of the road and when he attempted to correct, he lost control of the apparatus. He was immediately transported to the hospital where he remained for an extended period of time, undergoing numerous surgeries. He returned home but was transported back to the hospital recently where it was determined he had an infection and internal bleeding. Chief Alexander passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2024, from the injuries he sustained in the accident.