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Community mourns death of first responder hero

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RALEIGH COUNTY, WV (WVVA) -

A town is in mourning after the loss of a community hero.

Chief Jeff Pittman of Sophia City Fire and Rescue has died, according to the department's Facebook page.

In January, WVVA News brought you Chief Pittman's story as the community rallied around him to help raise money to pay for his medical bills as he waited on a transplant list for a new liver.

Sophia City Fire and Rescue asks that the community keep the family in their thoughts and prayers.

The department's Facebook page says funeral arrangements will be announced as soon as they are made available.

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