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Lynchburg Firefighter dies after battle with cancer

The Lynchburg Fire Department is mourning the loss of one of their own.

The department shared Master Firefighter, Andrew Jenks passed away on Saturday after a battle with cancer. He was 37-year-old.

Known as Jenks among his firefighter family, he was first diagnosed with cancer three years ago and battled the disease valiantly until the end, remaining on the job as recently as last week, according to the department.

Jenks first joined the Lynchburg Fire Department in October 2009.

“Andrew Jenks was an incredibly well-respected member of our team and he epitomized what it meant to be called ‘Lynchburg’s bravest’,” said Fire Chief Greg Wormser. “His leadership and commitment to the job will be sorely missed by everyone.”

Jenks leaves behind a wife and one child. Funeral details have not yet been finalized.

Source: WSLS News 10

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