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Recent APCo retiree killed in line of duty

by on July 27, 2010

ROCKY MOUNT, Va. — Posey Dillon, who recently left Appalachian Power through AEP’s voluntary severance program, was killed here Monday evening when the fire truck in which he was riding crashed enroute to a house fire.

Dillon, 59, was fire chief of Rocky Mount and also served as the town’s vice mayor.

Another firefighter was killed in the multi-vehicle accident.

Dillon and William Altice are believed to be the first firefighters from the Rocky Mount volunteer department killed in the line of duty during its 97-year history.

Dillon had been with Appalachian Power for 30 years and was supervisor – supply chain inventory operations at the Roanoke Service Center when he retired last month. 

At the time of his retirement, Dillon reported to Jaime Beckelhimer, who then oversaw Appalachian’s supply chain inventory operations. Beckelhimer said Dillion was a great man and a great friend.

“Other than his family, he loved being a fireman more than anything,” Beckelhimer said. “He died doing what he loved. He’ll be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.”

He had planned to restore the department’s antique fire engine and open a museum near the fire station.

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