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Funeral arrangements for Lawrenceburg firefighter

Jason Dickey died when a building he was in collapsed Monday night.

Posted: Feb. 13, 2018 6:44 AM
Updated: Feb. 14, 2018 8:42 AM

Funeral arrangements have been made for Lawrenceburg firefighter Jason Dickey and are being handled by Neal Funeral Home.

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The family will visit with friends from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15 at Mars Baptist Church.

The funeral service will also be held at Mars Baptist Church on Feb. 16 at 11:00 a.m.

Jason Dickey, 38, an 11-year veteran of the department, died at Southern Tennessee Regional Hospital.

"We lost a hero,"  Lawrenceburg Fire Department Chief Jay Moore said. "We've lost a man that saved several lives in his 11-year career."

Dickey leaves behind three children, ages 16, 11 and 2, as well as his wife who's expecting a child in the next few weeks, Moore said. He's the second firefighter to die in the department's history. The other occurred in 1978.

"This is hard on the community," Moore said. "It's hard on the fire department. It's hard for the family."

Firefighters responded to the fire around 4:30 p.m. at a home on Hood Lakes Road. Just before 8 p.m., the structure collapsed, trapping four Lawrence firefighters and two New Prospect firefighters.

All six of the firefighters were pulled from the fire. One fireman did not need medical treatment but the other five, including Dickey were taken to Southern Tennessee Regional Hospital for treatment. As of Tuesday, three of them had been treated and released. One fireman remains in intensive care. 

Dickey's body was taken to the medical examiner's office in Nashville.

Other fire and police departments across the area offered their condolences online.

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