Long-Time Volunteer Firefighter Dies Over The Weekend

East Texas said goodbye today to a Hopkins County firefighter who died while responding to a weekend wreck.

Family members say Pickton-Pine Forest volunteer firefighter Joe Pat Jordan was responding to a minor car crash when he had a heart attack in his fire truck.

They tell us Jordan was a long-time pillar in the community. He was retired from the Como-Pickton school board and a long-time member of the Fire Department.

Funeral services were this morning.

ckhalil@kltv.com / Cathryn Khalil