On Sunday, March 8, 2020, Safety Officer Joe Tucker was driving the department’s engine to a structure fire before complaining that he wasn’t feeling well to his coworkers.  After arriving at the scene, Tucker was immediately transported to the Wayne UNC Hospital where he passed away.

 In addition to being a member of the Thoroughfare Fire Department, Joe had served with both the Arrington Fire Department and Mar Mac Fire Department. He was a member of Providence United Methodist Church and a former Boy Scout Leader with BSA Troop 10. He was employed with FleetPride, Inc. and enjoyed spending free time hunting and fishing.

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