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Desoto Fire District # 1 Fire Chief Rusty Canton Dies

Updated: May 19, 2019

LOGANSPORT, LA - Fire Chief Rusty Canton of Desoto Parish Fire District # 1 in Logansport, LA passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019. Chief Canton also worked for Shreveport Fire Department for 21 years before coming chief in Desoto Parish.

Today, Shreveport Fire Department and Desoto Parish Fire District One (Logansport, LA) lost one of our brothers. Rusty Canton, Fire Chief of Desoto District One, served 21 years for SFD making emergency calls, serving our citizens, and saving lives and property. He was a good friend, brother, and mentor to many. I had the privilege of being in the 37th Fire Basic Training Class with Rusty whenwe came to work together in 1993. He has been my friend for 26 years. He always had a smile on his face and an encouraging word. He was highly skilled professional firefighter who made a difference serving others in Shreveport and Logansport. We will all miss him dearly. SFD extends our most sincere sympathies to his family and his Desoto Fire District One family. You all will remain in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and give you comfort and His peace during this time of loss. - Scott Wolverton, Fire Chief
Please find the updated arrangements for Chief Rusty Canton: Saturday, May 18, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Logansport High School, 17228 LA 5, Logansport, LA 71049. Funeral Services: Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Logansport High School, 17228 LA 5, Logansport, LA 71049. Internment: St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 1130 San Antonio Avenue, Many, LA 71449

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