Support floods in for critically injured retired Dothan firefighter


DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — A retired Dothan firefighter is fighting for his life as support from his local community floods social media.

Monday night, retired DFD Sgt. Jason Davis was hit by a Nissan Frontier while riding his motorcycle in Panama City Beach. According to authorities, the Nissan hit Davis when it failed to yield. He was transported to Bay Medical Center with critical injuries.

Now, hundreds of Wiregrass residents are posting their support to social media as Davis’ current condition remains unknown.

WDHN reached out to Davis’ friends and family to learn more about the retired first responder.

“We think a lot of JD,” said Marty Snell, Davis’ friend and former co-worker. “He’s a rough exterior, but a great guy with a good heart.”

Snell explained how Davis saved Snell’s own child, Kade, ten years ago when Davis found a doctor that could finally diagnose Kade’s unknown illness.

“We were drawing straws,” Snell explained. “They didn’t know what was wrong with him. He (Davis) called in the doctor that had helped his stepdaughter. He called us and asked could he send her over there. That is what led to Kade getting better.”

A former classmate told WDHN Davis’ desire to help others is nothing new, but instead, dates all the way back to high school.

“He was the type of person that would give his shirt off his back for anybody in the world,” said Davis’ classmate, who wished to remain anonymous. “He was a good-hearted kid. He was just a well-likable person.”

At this time, no new information about Davis’ condition is known.

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