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Purple Alert issued for former Marion firefighter

Update: On Monday, May 20, 2024, Dixie County Fire Rescue stated, “It is with profound sadness that we announce the tragic and unexpected passing of Battalion Chief Andrew ‘Andy’ English. Chief English was found deceased (today) in Dixie County. We are devastated by this news and ask for continued prayers for the family, colleagues, and every individual that has played a part in his life.”

A Purple Alert has been issued for a missing former Marion County Fire Rescue lieutenant who was last seen in Dixie County.

On Sunday, May 19, Andrew William English was reported missing by the Dixie County Sheriff’s Office.

Purple Alert issued for former Marion firefighter last seen in Dixie County
Andrew William English, a former Marion County Fire Rescue lieutenant, was reported missing on Sunday, May 19, 2024. (Photo: Marion County Fire Rescue)

According to DCSO, English was last seen at his home in Dixie County. When he was last seen, he was wearing a light blue T-shirt, blue shorts, and blue HEYDUDE shoes.

Andrew William English was last seen at his home in Dixie County.
Andrew William English was last seen at his home in Dixie County.

In a social media post on Sunday morning, the sheriff’s office stated that English is possibly driving a silver 2013 GMC 2500 pickup truck.

If you have any information regarding Andrew William English’s whereabouts, the Dixie County Sheriff’s Office asks that you call 352-498-1231, ext. 0.