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Marble Falls announces death of Fire Captain Sam Stacks

Stacks was described as a mentor with a "gruff exterior" but a big heart.

MARBLE FALLS, Texas — The City of Marble Falls on Friday announced the death of Fire Captain Sam Stacks.

"Captain Stacks had been a valued member of the City since Jan. 4, 2005.   He dedicated his life to serving and protecting the people of his community," the City said in a press release. "Captain Stacks exemplified heroism by doing what our first responders do every day:  put on their uniform, leave their loved ones, and carry out their sworn duty to protect and serve the residents of our city."

Captain Stacks was described as a "mentor who had a gruff exterior, but one of the biggest hearts."

“Sam was a valuable leader in the department and dedicated to serving his community. Most importantly, he was a friend.  His passing leaves a huge hole in our family.  He will be missed, but we will never forget him,” added Marble Falls Fire Chief Russell Sander.

He was also the Burnet County ESD9 Spicewood Fire Rescue chief.

“Sam’s reputation in the community, his work ethic and leadership presence have been instrumental to the evolution of Spicewood Fire Rescue over the past three years,” said Bruce Mills, Burnet County ESD9 commissioner and board president. “We simply could not have found anyone better for the job. His presence and leadership in our district will be greatly missed, and his impact will last forever.”

His date and cause of his death have not been disclosed. Funeral details will be announced at a later time.

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