Chief remembers former Volunteer firefighter killed when his home catches fire

WARREN CO, Miss. (WJTV) – Officials say a man who spent the last 5 years saving people from fires in Warren County was killed early Sunday morning in his own home after it caught fire.

Coroner Doug Huskey says 55-year-old Danny Cogans was found dead inside his mobile home on Roy Young Road shortly after 6 Sunday morning.

Sheriff Martin Paces says neighbors called 911 at 6:03 AM Sunday. At this point several agencies are investigating but they do not believe foul play was involved.

County fire Coordinator, Jerry Briggs, says Cogans left the volunteer fire department about 2 months ago, because he knew he couldn’t dedicate all of his time to the department with his full time job.

Chief Shane Garrard says he knew the 50-year-old would have come back to the department, because saving others was his passion.



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