A Carrollton Fire Rescue captain has died at the age of 57.
Captain Lee Holbert died on Sunday while hospitalized for a medical emergency suffered while on duty at Fire Station 8 on Sept. 9.
According to the City of Carrollton, Holbert is a Carrollton native and 1981 graduate of Newman Smith High School. He served with Carrollton Fire Rescue for over 30 years.
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Holbert was hired by the Carrollton fire department in November of 1989, and he served as a Firefighter, Sub-Apparatus Operator, and an Apparatus Operator before being promoted to Captain in 2007.
"Carrollton Fire Rescue is devastated by the loss of one of our own. Captain Holbert was a highly decorated 30-year veteran, an exceptional firefighter, a selfless teammate, and a tireless public servant," Fire Chief Gregg Salmi said. "Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time as we mourn this loss."
Holbert leaves behind a wife and three children.