A Fort Worth firefighter died Friday from pancreatic cancer caused by heat and smoke exposure.
Capt. Keven Teague was a firefighter in Fort Worth for 24 years, Fort Worth Fire Chief Jim Davis said in a Facebook post.
Teague, 46, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer two weeks ago and was being treated at a local hospital. He leaves behind a wife and two children, ages 6 and 9.
“The FWFD will honor Keven in the future by becoming a leader in firefighter cancer reduction, research and strategy,” Davis said in the post. “Although the FWFD family grieves the loss of such a respected fire officer and friend, our focus will be to move heaven and earth to support his family moving forward.”