Phoenix (AZ) Firefighters are mourning the loss of a retired Firefighter on Tuesday – which is being classified by them as a “line of duty death.”
Firefighter David Mathis died in hospice care. Mathis was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2007. Mathis was granted one of the first Accidental Disability Retirement awards for cancer in 2008. Dave was a long time firefighter who served most of his career on Engine 15 and Engine 26. Our condolences to all those affected. Rest In Peace.