JUNE 6, 2023

The Georgia Forestry Commission is mourning the loss of a colleague who suffered a medical emergency yesterday while monitoring a contained wildfire that occurred on Sunday in Washington County. Twenty-six year old Forest Ranger, Shaun Luke Daniel, was treated by emergency responders who were unable to revive him on the scene.

“We are shocked and saddened at the sudden loss of Luke, our friend and co-worker,” said Georgia Forestry Commission Director Tim Lowrimore. “Our hearts are with his family during this devastating time and we’re extending all our support to them and to our GFC family as well.”

Daniel worked at GFC’s Johnson/Washington County Forestry Unit. An internal review surrounding this incident is underway and employee assistance is being provided by our Human Resources Department.

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