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Tragic Loss: Birmingham Firefighter Passes Away Following Shooting at Fire Station

According to Birmingham’s mayor, one of the firefighter who was shot inside a fire station on Wednesday has passed away. Birmingham Fire & Rescue declared firefighter Jordan Melton deceased on Monday evening.

Birmingham Firefighter Fatally Injured in Targeted Station Shooting

In a message posted on the fire department’s Twitter, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin stated, “My heart is hurting today.” “It breaks me heart to report that our own fireman Jordan Melton passed away. But first, I want to respect Jordan the man before I discuss Jordan the public servant.

At the time of the incident, the station housed about three firemen. Around 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, a possible targeted attack took place close to the station’s bay doors, according to Birmingham police.

Firefighter Jamal Jones, who had also been shot, was said to be in critical condition by the police.

According to authorities, the culprit and his or her motivation are yet unclear. Additionally, “having someone come and attack one of our fire stations is quite uncommon.

The prize for information on the case is $15,000.

Remembering Firefighter Jordan Melton

Woodfin referred to Melton in his remarks from Monday night as “vibrant” and “full of life.”

He enjoyed delicious BBQ almost as much as talking about sports. And was a talented businessman who was also usually up for a joke or two to lighten the situation, according to the mayor. He was a good son to his mother, who has stood by his side during these trying times.

Melton spent more than a year working with Birmingham Fire & Rescue. But, according to Mayor Woodfin, they graduated from the recruit academy a month ago.

“When I look at his picture, I can see hope and pride in his eyes. Now, so much of that potential won’t be realised, according to Woodfin.

Jordan and his fellow firemen had grown close, which made his passing even more devastating. Birmingham Fire is a family in every meaning of the word, and they are so much more than a group of workers. And that family is going through a lot of suffering right now,” he continued.

Melton was praised for his service by Birmingham Fire & Rescue in a different Twitter tweet on Monday night.

The fire department tweeted, “Today, we pause to honour your life and your legacy.” the phrase “End of Watch: 07-17-2023.”