It's a sad day today for the Shreveport Fire Department.

Captain Ralph Parker has died after a lengthy battle with cancer. You are encouraged to pray for the fire department and Captain Parker's family as they deal with this tragic loss.

Earlier this year, Captain Parker was diagnosed with cancer. The diagnosis came late in his medical battle. Doctors told him he had stage four pancreatic cancer. This immediately changed his life and his medical bills began piling up. Fundraisers were held across our community to help. But all of his friends and families came together to support him. This included the entire Shreveport Fire Department.


We honor Captain Parker today. Many firefighters held a vigil at the hospital when word was out that he was near the end. Now the fight is over and Captain Parker can be an angel we all pray to in heaven.

"Tonight we mourn the loss of our brother Captain Ralph Parker. Thank you for your service Ralph and making a difference in so many lives. We offer our prayers and support to all the family. Prayers for all our SFD Brothers and Sisters who are broken over this loss. Lord we pray your perfect peace over all. Amen."
-Fire Chief Scott Wolverton

We say Rest in Peace and thank you for your service Captain Parker.

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