Flashlight vigil held in honor of fallen firefighter

Flashlights at the State Capitol illuminated the feelings of firefighters from across the state, coming together after one of their own was shot and killed

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- There comes a time when we gather to say goodbye.

On Monday night at the Arkansas Fallen Firefighter's Memorial, it was to say goodbye to 29-year-old Lt. Jason Adams.

Adams was shot and killed early Friday morning when he responded to a seizure call just outside of Scott.

Police haven't said much, only that Adams wasn't wearing anything identifying himself as a first responder. 

Comrades of Adams heralded his courage. A four-year firefighter with the Sherwood Department and eight-year volunteer with East Pulaski Department, they say he was that special breed born to do this.

Perhaps it was that destiny that made Friday's news so difficult to hear. 

More than 250 people gathered at the memorial on Monday night, as they prayed and tried to bring light to a dark situation.

The memorial only lasted 10 minutes, but tears welled and memories flowed.

Out of respect for Adams, neither his family nor the East Pulaski and Sherwood Fire Departments spoke to media.

A viewing will be held at McArthur Church on John Harden Drive just outside Jacksonville from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27.

The funeral will be on Thursday at the same church at 1 p.m. 

A GoFundMe account has been set up in Adams honor. 

 

 

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