LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - After a volunteer firefighter was shot and killed responding to a medical emergency during Friday's winter weather, fellow firefighters with the Pulaski Fire Department and Sherwood Fire Department are left to mourn.
On Friday, January 22. Lt. Jason Adams, 29, was responding to a call regarding a man allegedly having a seizure at a home on the 200 block of Dortch Loop when he was shot multiple times. He was transported to a nearby hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries. The owner of the Dortch Loop home was arrested around 5:45 p.m. that afternoon and charged with manslaughter.
It was announced on Saturday that the East Pulaski Fire Department will hold a candlelight vigil in honor of Lt. Adams and the service he provided for his community on Monday, Jan. 25. It will take place at the Arkansas Fallen Firefighters Memorial located on the Arkansas State Capitol fairgrounds at 6:30 p.m. Organizers ask that everyone bring a small flashlight, because the Capitol no longer allows candles. Also, parking will be limited, so attendees are asked to carpool.