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Corrections officer killed in fire

Posted November 3, 2009

— A corrections officer at Caledonia Correctional Institution was killed early Monday in a mobile home fire, authorities said.

William Jerome Person, 32, was the only person in the home between Halifax and Weldon when the fire started about 3 a.m. Monday, authorities said. His body was found in a bedroom in the home.

Authorities said a kerosene heater might have sparked the fire.


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  • pinklady-1 Nov 4, 2009

    prayers to his family and friends...

  • atlast Nov 3, 2009

    It is sad he died, but his job had nothing to do with the fire. I had 4 relatives to die in a fire and all the heading said was Four dies in fire.

  • 007KnightRider Nov 3, 2009

    My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

  • wdkanesfan Nov 3, 2009

    His family and his co-workers are in our thoughts and prayers.