Local authorities were called to the residence of a well known elderly man Tuesday morning after he was found dead on his property in the Snow Hill area
Dead is 77 year old Price Harrison.
Central dispatch received a call at 11:38 a.m. of a man found deceased outside of his home. The body was apparently discovered by farm hands
At this time authorities do not know whether he died of injuries in a fall or due to natural causes, but the body has been sent to the state medical examiner for an autopsy to help determine the cause.of death.
The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department is being assisted in the case by the TBI
The DeKalb County Fire Department has compiled its 2010 Incident Response Summary.
The best news in this report is that DeKalb County did not record any fire-related deaths in 2010. Overall, 2010 fire incident responses in the county were down by 82 calls from 2009. In 2009, the department responded to a total of 474 fire incidents. The department responded to 392 fire incident responses in 2010. This count does not include the 408 rural medical first responder calls that county fire department personnel responded to.
With DeKalb County's rural population growing at rates higher than the cities' population growth within DeKalb County, the department continues to strive to prevent fires and fire related incidents by using prevention and educational measures. DeKalb County Fire Department's Fire Prevention and Safety Officer, Lt. Brad Mullinax, says that preventing incidents is much more economical than responding to them.
The following is a breakdown of each type of fire incident response that the department responded to in 2010: