FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — A Franklin County firefighter/paramedic passed away on Wednesday after suffering what fire officials called a “major medical event” while on duty last month.

In a Twitter post on Thursday, Aug. 5, the Franklin County Department of Public Safety wrote:

“It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that Firefighter/Paramedic Eric Newman passed away last evening. Paramedic Newman had been hospitalized after suffering a major medical event while on shift July 14th. Please keep the Newman and public safety family in your prayers.”

Franklin County Department of Public Safety

Other local departments recognized Newman on social media:

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