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Fire and Rescue Commission


Notification of Firefighter Death

Justice FD Franklin County
Firefighter John D Gupton

Firefighter Gupton was driving a fire department apparatus enroute to a fire alarm activation when the apparatus was involved in a single vehicle accident. Firefighter Gupton was killed in the accident.


Visitation: Saturday 6-9 p.m. at Strickland Funeral Home, 103 W Franklin St., Louisburg NC.
Full Dress Uniforms are requested. No apparatus at the visitation please as parking is limited.

Funeral: Sunday 2 p.m. at Duke Memorial Church, 3976 NC 581 Hwy, Spring Hope NC.
Apparatus should arrive for line up at 13:00 hrs (1 p.m.).