David Eason died January 26‚ 2011‚ after suffering cardiac arrest during a training exercise at the Arkansas Fire Academy in Camden. He was hired by the West Memphis Fire Department in December 2010 and was in the process of training to receive his state certification. He was the first West Memphis firefighter to die in the line of duty since the department was founded in 1930.
David was remembered as strong and hardworking.
He is survived by his wife and two young children.