Beloved St. Tammany Parish fire chief dies at age 50

  • Source: WVUE-TV FOX 8 New Orleans
  • Published: 05/26/2022 10:08 AM

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.


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