A firefighter from Paris, Texas is dead after a crash Sunday morning on Loop 286, the Paris Fire Department says.
Layton Slade Baker, 24, was a firefighter with the Paris Fire Department beginning in April 2017.
The Paris Fire Department said that officers responded to a motorcycle crash on the 3900 block of SE Loop 286. After the single vehicle crash, Baker died from his injuries.
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"He was an excellent firefighter, always striving to better himself both professionally and as a person," the Paris Fire Department wrote in a Facebook post. "Slade loved life and was always smiling, yet he was the first to offer help to anyone who needed it. He had a true servant's heart. No matter whether you were lucky enough to either know Slade on a personal basis or had met him in passing, he left a lasting impression on all."
The Paris Fire Department has stationed an honor guard to remain with Baker's body until his funeral.