Adams County firefighter dies after line of duty injury


ORRTANNA, Pa. (WHTM)– An Adams County volunteer fire department announced the death of its assistant chief after a line of duty injury.

Buchannan Valley Volunteer Fire Department announced the death of Walter Wagaman on its Facebook page and website.

The department said Wagaman was hurt while responding to a crash on August 2 in Menallen Township. He was thrown from the responding vehicle for some unknown reason and taken to the hospital with severe injuries.

He died on Wednesday morning at 2:03.

The department said his family continued his legacy of helping others by donating his organs.

Wagaman had been a member of the fire department for 32 years.

Funeral arrangements have not been set. The details will be posted on the website once they are scheduled.

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