Line of Duty Death Archives

  • Ky. Firefighter Dies Following Heart Attack

    A Columbia-Adair County firefighter died Friday morning after suffering a heart attack while battling a residential fire on June 30, according to The Adair Progress.Firefighter Charles Sparks, 49, was operating inside a burning structure on Liberty Road...

    News • July 8th, 2011

  • Utah-Based BLM Firefighter Dies at Texas Wildland Fire

    A Hotshot wildland firefighter from Idaho died while fighting a blaze in Texas.Caleb Hamm, 24, a member of the Bureau of Land Management's Bonneville Interagency Hotshot crew, according to The Desert News.Hamm had six years' experience as a firefighter...

    News • July 8th, 2011

  • N.Y. Firefighter Dies 30 Years After Blaze

    A retired Rochester firefighter who fell ill after rescuing fellow firefighters 30 years ago died Saturday.Walter Hauser, 62, died following a long battle with multiple health issues, according to WHEC-TV.In 1981, Hauser went back and forth five times...

    Video • July 7th, 2011

  • N.Y. Firefighter Dies 30 Years After Blaze

    A retired Rochester firefighter who fell ill after rescuing fellow firefighters 30 years ago died Saturday.Walter Hauser, 62, died following a long battle with multiple health issues, according to WHEC-TV.In 1981, Hauser went back and forth five times...

    News • July 7th, 2011

  • Washington Fire Chief Dies on Duty

    Funeral services are set for Saturday, July 2 for a small town fire chief who died on duty Monday night.Mossyrock Chief Matt Hadaller, who fell ill at home, went into cardiac arrest en route to Morton General Hospital, according to KING5.com.Fire District...

    News • June 29th, 2011

  • Dallas Firefighter Unresponsive Inside Station

    A Dallas firefighter was found unresponsive inside a station Thursday morning and later died, according to The Dallas Morning News. Firefighter Chris Pham, 35, was found in his bunk during the morning shift change by colleagues at Station 49 on South...

    News • June 23rd, 2011

  • 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