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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Firefighter Recruit
Age: 38
Year of Death: 2011

David L. Eason

David Eason died January 26‚ 2011‚ after suffering cardiac arrest during a training exercise at the Arkansas Fire Academy in Camden. He was hired by the West Memphis Fire Department in December 2010 and was in the process of training to receive his state certification. He was the first West Memphis firefighter to die in the line of duty since the department was founded in 1930.

David was remembered as strong and hardworking.

He is survived by his wife and two young children.

Memorial Posts


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  1. I really miss you uncle David, may you R.I.P!!!!!!!

    – Valerie Eason
  2. Its been a while since you passed I miss you I still get sad sometimes I still cry I just wanted to let you know I love you R.I.P

    – Davion Eason
  3. Hey uncle, just letting you know we haven’t forgotten about you. R.I.P

    – Maxine Eason
  4. I was David’s Company Officer when he started at the West Memphis FD and I think about that awful phone call I received the day of his passing all the time! I’ll never forget David. He was one of a kind. God Bless!

    – Jeff Jones
  5. I miss you so much love you RIp

    – Minnie Eason