FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C. (WTVD) -- The town of Fuquay-Varina is mourning the loss of Fire Chief Tony Mauldin.
Town officials say he passed away after a brief illness.
Mauldin served the community for 32 years.
He joined the fire department as a volunteer in 1990 and became the department's first career fire captain in 1993.
He's been fire chief for the last 20 years.
A funeral service will be held Thursday afternoon at Fuquay-Varina Baptist Church on North Woodrow Street.