Vincent Doffont Obituary, Harrison Firefighter Harrison Firefighter dies after an apparent medical incident
Vincent Doffont, 37, died unexpectedly Saturday after an apparent medical incident during a training exercise, according to fire officials.
Harrison is mourning the loss of one of its bravest citizens. In a social media post on Sunday, the Harrison Fire Department reported his death. He’d been on the job since 2017.
According to nj.com, Doffont formerly worked as a patrolman for the Harrison Police Department, a Hudson County sheriff’s officer, and spent four years in the United States Marine Corps as a rifleman, serving two tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.
From 1999 through 2002, Doffont appeared frequently as a football running back, defensive back, and placekicker for the St. Mary’s High School Gaels.
During his induction into the Rutherford High School Hall of Fame in 2015, he was commended for his “speed, strength, intensity, and talent.”
Doffont carried for 258 yards, five touchdowns, and five extra points in a win over Hasbrouck Heights in 2002. That season, he led Bergen County in scoring with 1,168 rushing yards on 119 carries (9.8 yards per carry) and 21 touchdowns.
For sprinting, place kicking, and kick returning, Doffont was named to several all-league teams. He continued to play defensive back and kicker at Montclair State, earning all-conference honors for his kicking.