Photo Correction: Accident claims life of beloved Clay County preacher and firefighter

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Manchester, KY -  The City of Manchester Fire & Rescue is reporting the passing of Department Chaplain Unit 904 Cecil Jones.

"It is with great sadness to report the passing of Unit 904 Cecil Jones. Cecil was our Department Chaplain and a Lt. He was a great person and a great friend. We ask that you remember his wife Geneva and all of the family as well as our Department. in this difficult time.

We would like to thank all the county fire departments, the Manchester Police Department and the Clay County Sheriff's Department for helping us escort our brother to the funeral home. We also want to thank the Bush Fire Department for covering our station. Rest easy Brother we will take it from here. RIP Preach!"

Clay County Cruisers President Jack Roberts "Cecil was a wonderful person and a good friend. Along with the Manchester Fire Department he was always a big help with our Crusin' in the Park car shows and will be greatly missed."

Reportedly, Chaplain Jones was killed on Monday, April 4, 2016 in a tragic off duty accident in neighboring Jackson County.

Details are sketchy at the time of this post but we will publish an update if & when we learn more.

Correction:  In a previous post ClayCoNews mistakenly published a photo of the wrong Cecil Jones, we sincerely apologize to both families as well as Chaplain Jones' friends and the Manchester Fire Department!

UPDATE: On April 5, 2016, when the vehicle was being removed from the scene by a wrecker company, the driver and his assistant discovered the brake lines had already ruptured, causing the fluid to pour out of the vehicle and ultimately the brakes to completely fail. Mr. Peters was unable to stop the vehicle which resulted in the death of Mr. Jones.


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