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Community remembers Alpine Volunteer Fire Chief

Mark Scudder was escorted from Odessa back to his home of Alpine.

ALPINE, Texas — The community is remembering Alpine Volunteer Fire Chief Mark Scudder after he passed away September 19.

Scudder died in Odessa at Medical Center Hospital after suffering septic shock and will be escorted back home.

Odessa Fire Rescue will be providing an honor guard at Sunset Funeral Home. Scudder's body will receive an official escort on the way back to Alpine starting at 2 p.m. on September 24.

A memorial service is being held at 4 p.m. on September 27 at the volunteer fire department in Alpine.

Scudder served as a paramedic for the past 34 years and served as the Alpine Volunteer Fire Chief for 19 years.

Just wanting to give everyone that is coming into town, and staying ... overnight for the memorial, that the NIRA rodeo is here Thursday-Saturday night so rooms may be limited!! We do have quite a few hotels and there are also a lot of Air B&B's here now too!!