The McKinney Fire Department reported the death of one of its firefighters on Thursday morning.
Captain James "Bull" Graham was engaged in a car crash while off-duty on Wednesday.
"This is a great loss to all who knew and loved him. Captain Graham was a man of great faith, and we thank you for your prayers during this difficult time. Rest easy, Captain. We will take it from here," said the fire department in a post on Facebook.
Graham's pickup truck purportedly crashed into an 18-wheeler Wednesday evening close to Highway 360 and Power House Street, east of Highway 75.
He had been with the department since 1999 and was promoted to Captain almost 7 years ago.
The city said Graham was a leader in the Special Operations group and was involved in extrication training nationwide.
He was likewise an individual from Texas Task Force 2, which assists with urban search and rescue situations.
Graham leaves behind a spouse and three grown-up children.
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