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Poyen Fire Captain Dies in the Line of Duty

Dennis Channell, 54, suffered a stroke while on a medical call Sunday and died Monday afternoon.
POYEN, AR - A small town in Grant County is mourning the loss of a firefighter in the line of duty.

Poyen Fire Captain Dennis Channell, 54, reportedly suffered a stroke while on a medical call Sunday night and died Monday afternoon.

That's according to online tributes to him posted by the Maumelle and Magnet Cove fire departments.

Late last month, the city of Trumann (Poinsett County) lost its fire chief in the line of duty.

Rick Winkles, 53, suffered a heart attack Jan. 28 while battling a grass fire and died about an hour later.

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