We regret to pass on that Fire Captain Claud G. Messer, 74, died in the Line Of Duty this morning after he was involved in a wreck on US 276, north of Maggie Valley while responding to an emergency traffic crash call. Initial reports are that the responding crash involved a logging truck.
Captain Messer was a founding member of Jonathan Creek Fire and Rescue in 1986 and he was the Chairman of the department’s Board of Directors. More to follow. Our condolences to all those affected. Rest In Peace.