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Funeral Arrangements Announced for Greenfield Firefighter

Lt. Scott Compton died shortly after fighting a large fire on Friday.

HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. -- Funeral arrangements have been announced for a Greenfield firefighter who died after fighting a large auto repair shop fire Friday that spread to a nearby shopping area.

Firefighter Scott A. Compton was one of the many firefighters who responded to Mueller Auto Body and Glass on U.S. 40 in Greenfield around 5 p.m for a large fire that spread to stores in the adjacent Riley Park Plaza.

According to the Greenfield Daily Reporter, Compton, 55, died of a heart attack in the hours that followed the firefight. 

Visitation for Compton will be held on Thursday, November 16, from 2 - 8 p.m., at Brandywine Community Church.

Compton's funeral will be Friday, November 17 at 11 a.m., also at Brandywine Community Church.

There will be a procession from the church to Park Cemetery in Greenfield following the service, where the remainder of the ceremony will take place.

Brandywine Community Church is located at 1551 E. New Rd., Greenfield, Ind. 46140 and Park Cemetery is located at 621 S. State St. Greenfield, Ind. 46140.

Because Compton's death occurred within 48 hours of fighting a fire, it's considered a line-of-duty death.

Compton served the fire department for 17 years, and was actively working part-time with the rank of lieutenant.

(Photo by the Greenfield Fire Department/RTV6.) 

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