Final Call: 7/9/2014
Jimmy D. was a firefighter/medic for the Town of Sharon Fire Department, next door to Stoughton, where I work. I got to know Jimmy over the years when he would respond mutual aid into our community. He was the utmost professional. As union president for his department, his goal was the safety and well being of the firefighters he represented. I heard he was on a particularly bad call on a stretch of I-95 that went through his town. He sought help when he started having trouble and was able to come back to work after some time away. One day he didn’t show up for work. He took his own life, succumbing to PTSD.