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Firefighter Line of Duty Deaths

Line-Of-Duty Deaths
In recognizing the sacrifice of fallen firefighters, this section will serve as a constant memorial to those who have given their lives protecting and ensuring the safety of the communities they serve. The significance of their contributions cannot be minimized, and while they will be dearly missed, their legacy lives on in the spirit of those who continue to serve.

For more information on how to honor the memory of a lost firefighter, visit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation at

Submit news articles and information about firefighter line-of-duty deaths or close calls here.

Dennise M. Leslie [Coal City, Indiana]
Ind. firefighter dies in crash on way to call
Ron Wiley [Contra Costa County, California]
Calif. firefighter killed in crash had big personality
Samuel W. Downing [Mobile, Alabama]
Alabama fire captain dies after shift
Edward Summers [Patchogue, New York]
N.Y. firefighter dies at station
Tim Sanborn [Clinton County, Michigan]
Mich. firefighter dies of heart attack during house fire
Daniel Pujdak [New York]
Firefighter dies from head injuries in fall at N.Y. blaze
William "Billy" Hutchinson; Mike Benke; Louis Mulkey; Mark Kelsey; Bradford "Brad" Baity; Michael French; James "Earl" Drayton; Brandon Thompson; Melven Champaign [Charleston, South Carolina]
S.C. fire chief: I lost nine of my best friends
Joseph Murawski [South Amboy, New Jersey]
N.J. firefighter/paramedic dies while attending to crash victim
David Rufer [Monroe, Wisconsin]
Wis. fire department mourns loss of firefighter during training
Mark Carter [Phoenix, Arizona]
Ariz. firefighters mourn comrade's death
David A. Middleton [Boston, Massachusetts]
Boston firefighter dies after battling two blazes
Felix Roberts [Fulton County, Georgia]
Firefighter dies, three injured in Ga. house fire
Bradley W. Green [Monroe Twp., Indiana]
Ind. firefighter dies of stress, overexertion
Capt. John Keane [Waterbury, Connecticut]
Conn. firefighter dies from injuries after truck accident
Dennis Cheshire [Red Oak, Alabama]
Ala. firefighter killed in tanker crash
Joe Piazzi [Briarcliff Manor, New York]
Deputy N.Y. Fire Chief dies of heart attack after long night of response
Ed Andrews [Redding, California]
Calif. fire captain collapses, dies during training
Jeffrey Jeans [Eudora, Tennessee]
Tenn. firefighter stricken on the job
Brandon Daley [Rose Hill, Kansas]
Volunteer Kansas firefighter killed on way to incident
William Anthony Reeves [Hilliard, Florida]
Fla. firefighter dies from crash injuries

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