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Whitfield Statement on Passing of Assistant Chief Charles Sparks

WASHINGTON, D.C. (2011-07-11) - U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield, (KY-01), today issued the following statement on the death of Assistant Fire Chief Charles 'Sparky' Sparks who passed away July 08, 2011 and was laid to rest today.

"I send my deepest condolences to the family of Charles Sparks. Sparky passed away in the line of duty serving the people of Adair County. In his passing, he leaves behind a powerful example of a life dedicated to safety and service to others. The reach of Sparky's dedication to service was evidenced by the throngs of colleagues and community members who paid tribute to his life today. As Sparky is remembered, I send my deepest sympathies to Sparky's wife Tammy, his son Trent, his numerous family members and his colleagues at the Columbia-Adair Volunteer Fire Department as they mourn his passing." - United States Representative Ed Whitfield

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