It is with deep sadness that the Philadelphia Fire Department announces the death of Lt. Benny Hutchins. The 34-year PFD veteran had been hospitalized since experiencing a medical emergency at the Fire Academy on June 25. He passed away on June 27 at Aria-Torresdale hospital.

Lt. Hutchins, 62, served on multiple engine and ladder companies across the city since joining the PFD in 1984. He became a lieutenant in 2003, and was most recently assigned to Ladder 30 in Roxborough, where he had worked since January.

Funeral arrangements are pending.