John Swobody, in an undated photo, wears his Class A dress uniform, wearing the rank of division chief. The former Whatcom County firefighter's death is being listed as a line-of-duty fatality under a state law that classifies some cancers as job-related.
John Swobody, in an undated photo, wears his Class A dress uniform, wearing the rank of division chief. The former Whatcom County firefighter's death is being listed as a line-of-duty fatality under a state law that classifies some cancers as job-related. North Whatcom Fire and Rescue Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald
John Swobody, in an undated photo, wears his Class A dress uniform, wearing the rank of division chief. The former Whatcom County firefighter's death is being listed as a line-of-duty fatality under a state law that classifies some cancers as job-related. North Whatcom Fire and Rescue Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

'A tough loss' for firefighters, his death is ruled in the line of duty for Whatcom

June 11, 2018 05:00 AM