Raising money for fallen firefighter's family

Source: Kennedy Family Gofundme account

LAUDERDALE CO., Miss. (WTOK) - Friends of a Meridian firefighter who died this week are helping to raise money for his family.

Jodie Kennedy died of a heart attack early Monday morning. He leaves behind a wife and three young children. Friends have set up a gofundme account to help raise money for Kennedy's family. The goal is to raise $10,000.

There will also be a candlelight vigil Thursday at the West Lauderdale softball field in Kennedy's honor. That starts at 6:30 p.m.