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

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Rick Halcomb -   - [Dayton, Ohio]
LODD: Ohio firefighter dies of hepatitis infection
Edward J. Walsh -   - [Boston, Massachusetts]
Boston mourns two firefighters
Michael R. Kennedy -   - [Boston, Massachusetts]
Boston mourns two firefighters
Edwin "Jeff" Wentzel -   - [North Versailles, Pennsylvania]
LODD: Pa. firefighter struck and killed by train
Tom Stevens -   - [Lawrenceburg, Indiana]
LODD: Ind. asst. chief dies of heart attack
Wayne Jeffers -   - [Montgomery, Alabama]
LODD: Ala. firefighter-medic found unresponsive
Joseph Bove -   - [Spotswood, New Jersey]
LODD: NJ firefighter suffers medical emergency
Jamie A. Peite -   - [Ironwood, Michigan]
LODD: Mich. fire chief dies from heart attack
Bobby Mollere -   - [Star Valley, Arizona]
LODD: Ariz. firefighter dies during training exercise
Jeff Bayless -   - [Anchorage, Alaska]
LODD: Anchorage fire captain dies during training
Steven Joseph Knaus -   - [Willowick, Ohio]
LODD: Ohio firefighter dies of cardiac arrest
Ross Huffer -   - [Nesconset, New York]
LODD: Former NY fire chief dies on-duty
Kevin J. Bristol -   - [Peekskill, New York]
LODD: NY firefighter suffers medical emergency
Jerry Campbell -   - [Cocke County, Tennessee]
LODD: Tenn. firefighter dies from heart attack
Roger Dale Tome -   - [Windermere, Florida]
LODD: NASA firefighter dies day after retiring
Gregory Barnas -   - [Wallington, New Jersey]
LODD: NJ firefighter falls from roof at restaurant blaze
Homer J.R. Harrell -   - [Orange City, Florida]
LODD: Fla. firefighter dies from heart attack
Bruce Britt -   - [Columbia, Missouri]
LODD: Mo. Lt. dies in walkway collapse
Randy Pogue -   - [Oak Grove, Arkansas]
LODD: Ark. fire chief dies from vehicle-crash injuries
Dennis Channell -   - [Poyen, Arkansas]
LODD: Ark. Capt. stricken on EMS call, dies

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