CARROLLTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A Carrollton fire captain has died after he suffered a medical emergency while on duty, the city announced Sunday.

The city said Carrollton Fire Rescue Captain Lee Holbert was hospitalized on Wednesday, Sept. 9 but died on Sunday. He was 57 years old and served with the department for nearly 31 years.

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(Credit: City of Carrollton)

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“Carrollton Fire Rescue is devastated by the loss of one of our own. Captain Holbert was a highly decorated 30-year veteran, an exceptional firefighter, a selfless teammate, and a tireless public servant. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time as we mourn this loss,” Fire Chief Gregg Salmi said.

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Holbert leaves behind a wife and three children. Funeral services are pending.