Former Marion County firefighter found dead

Former Marion County fire lieutenant Andrew English has died, according to an update from Dixie County Fire Chief Darian Brown. 

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Dixie County High School. 

"We have surrounded our department and Chief English’s family with love and unrelenting support over the past few days," Brown said. 

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Deputies are asking for the community to be on the lookout for a former Marion County fire lieutenant who has been reported missing.

Andrew English, 55, was last seen on Saturday at his home in the 30th block of NE 605th Street in Old Town, Florida. He may be wearing a light blue t-shirt, blue shorts, and blue hey-dude shoes.

English may be traveling in a silver 2013 GMC Sierra 2500 with the Florida tag CPRKING.

Deputies are asking for the public to be on the lookout for Andrew English, a former Marion County fire lieutenant, who has been reported missing in Old Town, Florida. (Credit: Marion County Fire Rescue)

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has issued a Purple Alert on his behalf. 

A Purple Alert is used to help locate missing adults suffering from a mental or cognitive disability and whose disappearance poses a credible threat of immediate danger or seriously bodily harm, officials said.

A Florida Purple Alert has been issued for Andrew English out of Old Town, Florida. (Credit: Florida Department of Law Enforcement)

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to call the Dixie County Sheriff's Office at (352) 498-1220 or 911.