Little Rock Fire Department, Arkansas ● Line of Duty Death: February 13, 2021

Little Rock Fire Department Battalion Chief Edward Louis Karriem died in the line of duty on February 13, 2021.

Karriem was found unresponsive in his command car after crews contained a house fire. He was transported to the hospital where he later passed away.

Chief Karriem, 41, faithfully served this city and the Division of Fire Services for 17 years.

Karriem is survived by his wife, Denise, and his four children.

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation has paid off the mortgage on the Karriem family’s home as part of its 2021 Season of Hope initiative.