Line of Duty Death Archives

  • S.C. Assistant Chief Dies After Response

    A Startex assistant fire chief was found unresponsive by family members at his home on June 19 after responding to a fire one day earlier.Assistant Chief Robin Erlic West was dispatched with crews to an electrical fire at a home on Chestnut Street and...

    News • June 22nd, 2011

  • Two Forest Rangers Killed Battling Fla. Fire

    Two state forest rangers trapped by shifting flames died while fighting a wildfire.

    Video • June 21st, 2011

  • Two Forest Rangers Killed Battling Fla. Fire

    Two state forest rangers trapped by shifting flames died while fighting a wildfire.

    News • June 21st, 2011

  • Illinois Firefighter Killed in Wall Collapse

    Du Quoin Firefighter Corey Shaw was killed following a massive blaze Friday that tore through an antique mall and opera house.

    Video • June 18th, 2011

  • Illinois Firefighter Killed in Wall Collapse

    Du Quoin Firefighter Corey Shaw was killed following a massive blaze Friday that tore through an antique mall and opera house.

    News • June 18th, 2011

  • Indiana Firefighter Killed in Roof Collapse

    Muncie Firefighter Scott Davis was found dead after the roof of a burning church collapsed.

    Video • June 15th, 2011

  • Indiana Firefighter Killed in Roof Collapse

    Muncie Firefighter Scott Davis was found dead after the roof of a burning church collapsed.

    News • June 15th, 2011

  • Wash. Battalion Chief Died of Heart Disease

    -- June 14--WENATCHEE -- The 38-year-old firefighter who collapsed at his Wenatchee home on Sunday died from natural causes. Wayne Harris, Chelan County coroner, said an autopsy on Monday determined that Capt. Garet G. Rasmussen died from...

    News • June 13th, 2011

  • Texas Firefighter Dies While Battling Wildfire

    A Huntington firefighter died while battling a fire in a wooded area Thursday night, according to The Lufkin Daily News.

    News • June 10th, 2011

  • Second San Francisco Firefighter Dies

    The second San Francisco firefighter badly burned while battling a fire on Thursday has died. Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White said that 53-year-old Tony Valerio succumbed to his injuries Saturday, two days after a fire at a four-story home at 133...

    Video • June 4th, 2011

  • Second San Francisco Firefighter Dies

    The second San Francisco firefighter badly burned while battling a fire on Thursday has died. Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White said that 53-year-old Tony Valerio succumbed to his injuries Saturday, two days after a fire at a four-story home at 133...

    News • June 4th, 2011

  • San Francisco Firefighter Killed in Blaze

    Lt. Vincent Perez died and Firefighter/Paramedic Anthony Valerio were caught in a flashover while battling a house fire.

    Video • June 2nd, 2011

  • San Francisco Firefighter Killed in Blaze

    Lt. Vincent Perez died and Firefighter/Paramedic Anthony Valerio were caught in a flashover while battling a house fire.

    News • June 2nd, 2011

  • N.J. Firefighter Dies After Medical Run

    A Flanders, N.J. assistant fire chief died Tuesday, May 31 after responding to a medical call, reports the Star-Ledger newspaper.Thomas Shields, 42, fell ill after responding to Mountainview Elementary School for an overheated student. He returned to...

    News • May 31st, 2011

  • Minn. Firefighter Dies After Training Mishap

    Cambridge Firefighter Chip Imker was taking part in rope rescue training at the fire hall when he placed his foot in a looped rope that became twisted and spread under his weight before it gave, causing him to fall six to eight feet to the concrete...

    News • May 25th, 2011