A Beloved St. Tammany Parish fire chief has died after suffering a series of strokes.
District Chief Carroll P Poche III, age 50, was taken off of life support after spending several days in a hospital receiving care.
His department, St. Tammany Fire District 9, posted a heartbreaking and heartfelt message on Sunday (May 22).
“Carroll was only 50 years old but lived a wonderful life, and more importantly, made others’ lives better,” the message said. “He constantly gave of himself to whoever needed his assistance. He never said no and he was a tremendous force in all our lives.”
Poche served as the fire chief of District 9, which serves the Bush and Sun areas, for over 28 years.