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Fortsmouth Fire Chief passes away

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Warren County Fire and Rescue announced the sudden passing of Fortsmouth Volunteer Fire and Rescue Chief Larry Homer Cross.

Communities and fire companies across the region expressed their sympathy for the loss.

Members of the Fortsmouth Volunteer Fire Department found Cross unresponsive Jan. 23 at the fire station.

Even after lifesaving procedures were initiated they were unable to revive Cross who was pronounced deceased while in the line of duty Jan. 23 at approximately 9:30.

The cause of death is believed to be medically related but remains under investigation by Warren County Sheriff’s Office in consultation with the Chief Medical Examiner of Virginia’s Office.

Cross served for many years and was a founding member of the Fortsmouth Fire Company.

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