Well-respected and beloved Somerset Fire Chief Scott Jepson died suddenly on Thursday.
Jepson, 54, of Dighton, was a 27-year veteran, joining the Somerset Fire Department in 1992 and taking over as chief in 2008.
His death was announced by Somerset Deputy Fire Chief Jamison Barros, Police Chief George McNeil and Town Administrator Richard M. Brown in a news release.
Police and fire personnel responded to his home at approximately 1:30 p.m. to find that Jepson had suffered an injury; the release did not specify the nature of the injury.
The fire chief was transported to Charlton Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
According to his Facebook page and Standard-Times archives, Jepson was a Fairhaven native and 1983 graduate of Old Rochester Regional High School where he was the MVP of the cross country team in his junior year.