ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- The firefighter community of St. Johns County is mourning the loss of one their own.
Kenneth Krulish Jr.,49, lovingly known as Captain Kenny, died unexpectedly while running in his neighborhood.
His wife, Amy Krulish, was with him on Tuesday while he was training for the Matanzas 5k being held this Saturday.
According to Krulish, he was running faster than she has ever seen him run when he suddenly collapsed.
"At that point he just kind of lounges forward fell on his left side and that was his last breath," said Amy Krulish, Kenneth Krulish Jr.'s wife.
The cause of death has still not been determined.
Captain Krulish was a 24 year veteran of the St. Johns County Fire Rescue.
He played an important role in training more than half of the firefighters we see in St. Johns County today.
Most recently he was the captain at Station 15.
His wife credits the brotherhood of firefighters with helping her cope with this terrible loss.
"The out pouring of love and the support I mean even in the emergency room, there were so many men that cared," said Krulish.
She says Captain Krulish was known as a family man and someone who didn't think twice about helping others.
"He was the epitome of a hero," said Krulish.
Captain Krulish is survived by his wife and their two children ages 15 and 12.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. at Anchor Faith Church. A graveside service will follow at St. Augustine Memorial Park.