SOMERSET, Mass. (WPRI) — The town of Somerset is mourning the sudden death of its fire chief.
The Somerset Fire Department announced that Chief Scott Jepson was found in his home Thursday afternoon suffering from an injury.
Jepson, 54, was immediately transported to Charlton Memorial Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Jepson’s death is currently under investigation, though foul play is not suspected at this time.
The 27-year veteran of the force leaves behind a wife and son.
George McNeil, chief of the Somerset Police Department, posted to Twitter Thursday evening regarding Jepson’s death.
“Lost an amazing person and a great fire chief,” McNeil tweeted.