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Mount Vernon mourns loss of local firefighter, prepares for memorial service

Killian, aged 51, had been off duty since 2019 after collapsing while responding to a fire.

News 12 Staff

Dec 20, 2023, 12:06 PM

Updated 186 days ago

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The Mount Vernon community is gearing up to honor the life of Lamont 'Wise' Killian, a dedicated firefighter who passed away last Monday due to heart-related issues, according to fire officials.
Killian, aged 51, had been off duty since 2019 after collapsing while responding to a fire. Despite being rushed to the hospital, he suffered a heart attack, rendering him unable to return to work since that incident.
His wake is scheduled for tomorrow from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed by the funeral on Friday. The viewing will commence at 10 a.m., with the service starting at 11 a.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church.


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