The Panama City Beach community mourns the death of a first responder.
Chris Whitmore was a firefighter EMT with Panama City Beach Fire Rescue for the past five years.
According to the Bay County Sheriff's Office, Whitmore was found dead inside his home Friday evening from what appears to be natural causes.
The medical examiners report is expected Monday.
Friends say he was ex Special Forces in the Air Force and it was his lifelong dream to become a firefighter.
Funeral arrangements are still pending.