Thursday, August 21 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:53:17 GMT
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A firefighter has passed away after a weekend tragedy left him on life support for days.
The Jackson Heights Fire Department is out of service Monday night.
Friday, 20-old-year Jalen Smith was critically injured in a car crash. He and two other Jackson Heights Firefighters were on their way to another crash when the wreck happened.
Jalen Smith, driver Cornelius (C.J.) Redwine, and Gary Robinson were going to help someone in need when everything changed.
"Anytime you have one of your personnel hurt or injured in any way, it affects the whole department... especially in an incident where you're going to help somebody," says Smith County Firefighter's Association President Johnny Brown.
"The troopers responded to the scene, and what they found was a one vehicle that had ran off the road and overturned several times," says DPS Trooper Jean Dark.
Dark says the men were in a private vehicle -- not the station's-- when the wreck happened.
"Another vehicle may have pulled out in front of them causing the driver to brake and take some evasive action," Dark says. "He (Jalen) was found outside the vehicle but it's still under investigation as to how he got in that position."
As a young firefighter, Jalen grew up at the station. His grandfather was a founding member there. Jalen spent many years as a junior firefighter.
"He is a very good, stable young man, with a very good work ethic. Also, I understand that he was going to be presented his department's rookie of the year award," says Brown.
It's a loss that will hit the firefighting community hard.
"It's more or less like one big family," says Brown. "A brotherhood you might say. All firefighters have a common bond."
On Monday night, his brothers closed their doors to the public to mourn the loss of an outstanding young man, who was volunteering to do a dangerous job.
"When we finish a job, we want everybody to go home and be safe," says Brown.
Brown says the Arp, Chapel Hill and Winona Fire Departments will work Jackson Height's calls for them.
Jackson Heights Fire Chief Terence Thompson told us over the phone Monday night that plans for a memorial fund for Jalen Smith will be finalized later this week.
Friday, August 22 2014 2:00 AM EDT2014-08-22 06:00:08 GMT
This is a news release from Jones County Junior College Monday (August 18) marked the beginning of the fall semester at Jones County Junior College. Students scurried across campus trying to find classesMore >>
Monday (August 18) marked the beginning of the fall semester at Jones County Junior College. Students scurried across campus trying to find classes and meet their new teachers. More >>
Friday, August 22 2014 1:00 AM EDT2014-08-22 05:00:11 GMT
U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), right, is shown an adaptive beach wheelchair for persons with disabilities by Dr. Rebekah Young. (Photo by Charmaine Schmemund)
U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is shown an adaptive beach wheelchair for persons with disabilities by Dr. Rebekah Young, grant coordinator at The University of Southern Mississippi's Institute forMore >>
U.S. Senator Thad Cochran is shown an adaptive beach wheelchair for persons with disabilities by Dr. Rebekah Young, grant coordinator at The University of Southern Mississippi's Institute for Disability Studies.More >>
Friday, August 22 2014 12:03 AM EDT2014-08-22 04:03:30 GMT
University of Southern Mississippi alum Daniel Murin is assisting in laboratory experiments at Scripps Research Institute in San Diego that have led to significant breakthroughs in the fight against Ebola. (Photo by Ana Wang)
This is a news release from the University of Southern Mississippi Daniel Murin is using the research skills he honed in the biochemistry laboratories at The University of Southern Mississippi in theMore >>
Daniel Murin is using the research skills he honed in the biochemistry laboratories at The University of Southern Mississippi in the fight against one of the world's most feared diseases.
Thursday, August 21 2014 11:51 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:51:20 GMT
Southern Miss athletics news release HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The first afternoon practice for the Southern Miss football team here Thursday could almost have been considered a two-a-day session. TheMore >>
The first afternoon practice for the Southern Miss football team here Thursday could almost have been considered a two-a-day session.More >>