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In the Line of Duty
Rocky S. Wood, 54 - Charlottesville, Virginia
Rocky S. Wood Forest Technician Virginia Department of Forestry Charlottesville, Virginia Age: 54 Sex: Male Classification: Career Years of service: 27 Date of incident: March 9, 2023 Date of death: March 9, 2023 On Thursday, March 9, 2023, Forest Technician Rocky S. Wood was at the scene of a 15-acre wildfire in Buchanan County. He was scouting the area to determine where to create a containment line around the perimeter of the fire when the ATV he was driving overturned. Forest Technician Wood died as a result of the injuries he sustained in the accident. He was also the Fire Chief of the Haysi Volunteer Fire Department in Virginia.