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This page honors all United States rescue workers (that have come to my attention) who have died in the line of duty since January 1, 2006.

May all these rescue workers and all other rescue workers who have died in the line of duty or in retirement rest in peace.

The following is a poem which I found in my research for the 2004 page that I thought fit with the theme of these pages perfectly. It was written by Greg Gray of the Raccoon Township Volunteer Fire Department in Aliquippa, PA (used with his generous permission) to honor his fallen comrade, Firefighter David Vinisky, who was lost August 25, 2004:

With A Heavy Heart I Witness

We lost a part of our world.
A man has been killed.
A brother has fallen.
A good friend is no longer here to help.
For days, we try to prepare to say goodbye.
We have many friends. They are all very wonderful.
They have help in many ways that no one on the outside even thought about-
Food & soft drinks seem to appear out of nowhere-companies from outside are
Here to cover our area while we are out of service.
All those who have come to help are our Brothers-we are not related by blood-\
We are not of the same religion or skin color.
We are auto mechanics and computer engineers. Electricians, plumbers, school
Teachers & CPA's, truck driver & CEO, standing side by side in our tragic
Loss.
The day is long and hot, it starts before the sun is up.
The truck is draped, the hall prepared, we can do this, we must.
The service is carried like a litter. All hands on. No one here will let it drop
If we should stumble, and stumble we do.
We are in pain, and we grieve.
We go on.
Now, the service is over.
Back the truck in & have another coffee it's been a long hard day.
Look forward to some rest & see the kids for a time………
TONES!!!!!!!!!!
Men & women, that an hour ago, were too choked with grief to speak, Jump
Out of patent leather & dress uniform into bunker gear & boots.
There are no reporters here now.
No camera crew.
It's just another fire call out of hundreds that no one will hear about.
They don't care if they get their picture on TV or get to read their name in the papers.
The truck that moments ago sat quiet & blacked- burst into red & wails off into the rain & wind. Someone needs help!!!!!!!!
They care about me, they care about you, they care about "our" homes & they go.
My heart is heavy, but it is lifted high by what I witness here.
Thank you God for the fire fighters!
Thank you firemen!

Rank and Name Age
Date
Department City State
Firefighter Philip Townsend 31 12/30/06 Denison Fire Department Denison TX
Firefighter Steven L. Jones 56 12/29/06 Barnstead Fire & Rescue Department Barnstead NH
Firefighter Alison Kim Greene 46 12/28/06 San Francisco Fire Department San Francisco CA
Firefighter Cecil Tackett, Jr. 28 12/28/06 Flat Gap Volunteer Fire Department Flat Gap KY
Pilot Paul LaTour 46 12/10/06 Air Methods Corp.'s Mercy Air Services Victorville CA
Paramedic Jerald W. Miller 40 12/10/06 Air Methods Corp.'s Mercy Air Services Victorville CA
Flight Nurse Katrina J. Kish 42 12/10/06 Air Methods Corp.'s Mercy Air Services Victorville CA
Firefighter Edward DeWitt Wilburn 64 12/09/06 Deep Creek Volunteer Fire Department McHenry MD
Firefighter Thomas Joseph Hays 25 12/08/06 Merion Fire Company Ardmore PA
Deputy Chief Jeffrey Scott Hollingsworth 38 11/30/06 Clement Fire Department Autryville NC
Firefighter Kent Furman Long 44 12/01/06 Charlotte Fire Station 23 Charlotte NC
Firefighter Leo Soderquist 64 12/01/06 Axtell Fire and Rescue Axtell NE
Firefighter Steven Solomon 33 11/29/06 Atlanta Fire Rescue Department Atlanta GA
Acting Lieutenant Thomas VanLiew 52 11/28/06 New Brunswick Fire Department New Brunswick NJ
Firefighter Hector "Sandy" McClune 76 11/26/06 Millerton Volunteer Fire Company Millerton NY
Firefighter/EMT Mike Browne 25 11/16/06 Acme-Delco-Riegelwood Fire and Rescue Riegelwood NC
Firefighter Robert Gerald Whitaker 55 11/14/06 Marshallberg Fire Department Marshallberg NC
Probationary Firefighter Kyle Weisbrich 22 11/12/06 Melrose Fire Department Melrose MN
Captain Joseph S. Pagano 52 11/03/06 Middletown Fire Department Middletown CT
Firefighter Gregory A. Cloud 33 11/01/06 Kent Volunteer Fire Department Madison IN
Firefighter J. Douglas Waller N/A 10/31/06 South King Fire and Rescue Federal Way WA
Firefighter Pablo Cerda 23 10/31/06 USDA Forest Service - San Bernardino National Forest San Bernardino CA
Chaplain/Deputy Chief Dr. Raleigh Eugene England 59 10/28/06 Beaver Volunteer Fire Department Beaver WV
Capt. Mark Loutzenhiser 43 10/26/06 USDA Forest Service - San Bernardino National Forest San Bernardino CA
Assistant Fire Engine Operator Jason McKay 27 10/26/06 USDA Forest Service - San Bernardino National Forest San Bernardino CA
Fire Engine Operator Jess McLean 27 10/26/06 USDA Forest Service - San Bernardino National Forest San Bernardino CA
Firefighter Daniel Hoover-Najera 20 10/26/06 USDA Forest Service - San Bernardino National Forest San Bernardino CA
Firefighter Allan M. Roberts 42 10/10/06 Baltimore City Fire Department Baltimore MD
Captain Edward Jenik 53 09/27/06 Highland Heights Fire Department Highland Heights OH
Junior Firefighter Christopher Allen Bodkins 16 09/23/06 Williford Volunteer Fire Department Williford AR
Lieutenant Ronald Phillip Allen, Jr. 36 09/22/06 Tar Heel Fire Department Tar Heel NC
Firefighter John Paul "JP" Memory II 19 09/16/06 Carrollton Volunteer Fire Department Carrollton VA
Acting Captain Vincent R. Neglia 45 09/09/06 North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue Department West New York NJ
Battalion Chief Robert Paul Stone 36 09/06/06 California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Sacramento CA
DynCorp Pilot George "Sandy" Willett 52 09/06/06 Contract to California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Sacramento CA
Assistant Fire Chief Errett W. Miller 43 09/04/06 Posey Township Volunteer Fire Department Staunton, Clay County IN
Fire Police Squad Member Wilbur Ritter 78 08/29/06 Sayville Volunteer Fire Department Suffolk County, Long Island NY
Lieutenant Howard Carpluk 43 08/28/06 New York City Fire Department New York City NY
Probationary Firefighter Michael Reilly 25 08/27/06 New York City Fire Department New York City NY
Division Supervisor Spencer Stanley Koyle 33 08/17/06 Fillmore Field Office, Bureau of Land Management Fillmore UT
Lieutenant Paul Montavon, Sr. 59 08/13/06 Whitewater Township Fire Department Hooven OH
Pilot Quin Stone 42 08/13/06 U.S. Forest Service, Payette National Forest, Krassel Ranger District McCall ID
Firefighter Michael Gene Lewis 37 08/13/06 U.S. Forest Service, Payette National Forest, Krassel Ranger District McCall ID
Firefighter Monica Lee Zajanc 27 08/13/06 U.S. Forest Service, Payette National Forest, Krassel Ranger District McCall ID
Firefighter/Lookout Lillian M. Patten 34 08/13/06 U.S. Forest Service, Payette National Forest, Krassel Ranger District McCall ID
Firefighter Denny Hayes 59 08/12/06 McClure Volunteer Fire Company McClure PA
Engineer Arnie Wolff 55 08/12/06 Green Bay Fire Department Green Bay WI
Firefighter Dana MacCrimmon 45 08/11/06 City of Carbondale Fire Department Carbondale IL
Firefighter Richard Washington Jr. 49 08/08/06 Clark County Fire Department Las Vegas NV
Firefighter Ollie Phil Tate 56 08/08/06 Thaxton Volunteer Fire Department Thaxton MS
Pilot Terry "Jake" Jacobs 48 08/04/06 U. S. Forest Service-Klamath National Forest Yreka CA
Co-pilot Andrei Pantchenko 38 08/04/06 U. S. Forest Service-Klamath National Forest Yreka CA
Firefighter Larry Wayne Fanning 57 08/02/06 Garner Volunteer Fire Department Garner NC
Assistant Chief Lee Walters 54 08/02/06 Sheldon Fire District Beaufort SC
Firefighter Paul Brady 42 07/30/06 Malverne Fire Department Malverne NY
Firefighter Jeffrey D. Irwin 43 07/29/06 Eldorado Fire Department Eldorado IL
Firefighter Rose Woodbridge 56 07/28/06 Hanover Township Fire Department Hamilton OH
Firefighter Christopher Ryan Brown 20 07/27/06 La Harpe Fire Department La Harpe KS
Firefighter Aletha Faye Nixon 17 07/26/06 Asbury Fire Department Asbury AL
Firefighter Eric Olson 35 07/05/06 Laury's Station Volunteer Fire Company North Whitehall Township PA
Deputy Chief Steven A Smith 35 06/25/06 Wea Township Volunteer Fire Department Lafayette IN
Firefighter Robert W. Edwards 45 06/23/06 Tunica Fire Department Tunica MS
Firefighter/Rescue Diver Alan "Buz" Anderson, Jr. 47 06/22/06 Wellington Fire Department Wellington OH
Ex-Captain Michael J. Green 43 06/16/06 West Babylon Fire Department West Babylon NY
Firefighter Ralph Aguilar 42 06/14/06 New Mexico Division of State Forestry Ranchos de Taos NM
Firefighter III William L. Craddock 37 06/13/06 Dekalb County Fire Rescue Department Decatur GA
Deputy Assistant Chief Michael J. Day 49 06/13/06 Providence Fire Department Providence RI
Rescue-Paramedic Joe Snow 32 05/28/06 Montgomery County EMS Clarksville TN
Firefighter Joseph Louis Bilka 60 05/21/06 Antioch-Fishing Creek Volunteer Fire Department Oxford NC
Fire Lieutenant Rich Montoya 61 05/21/06 Denver Fire Department Denver CO
Firefighter Gerald Machajewski 62 05/21/06 Cambria Volunteer Fire Company Lockport NY
Captain Alan D. Leake 51 04/30/06 City of Fulton Fire Department Fulton MO
Fire Apparatus/Operator Russell B. Schwantes 39 04/25/06 City of Atlanta Fire Department Atlanta GA
Fire Chief William L. Robinson III 39 04/21/06 Sarge Creek Volunteer Fire Department Tulsa OK
Assistant Chief Garry Tanner 57 04/19/06 Pleasantville Volunteers Fire Department Pleasantville TN
Firefighter Willie Macon Price 58 04/16/06 Jamesville Community Volunteer Fire Department Jamesville NC
Firefighter EMT Jose Luis Ramirez 35 04/15/06 Far South Volunteer Fire Department Chaparral NM
Forest Technician Mark Allen Stanley 49 04/13/06 Tennessee Division of Forestry Nashville TN
Firefighter Thomas "Emmett" Kuehl 38 04/11/06 Elkton Volunteer Fire Co. Elkton SD
Fire Police Captain (and Fire Commissioner) David E. Smith 73 04/11/06 Howells Fire Department Howells NY
Firefighter Kevin Apuzzio 21 04/11/06 East Franklin Fire Department Franklin Township NJ
Firefighter James McMorries, Jr. 62 04/09/06 Howardwick Volunteer Fire Company Howardrick TX
Chief Richard G. Sullivan 57 04/05/06 Horseheads Village Fire Department Horseheads NY
Assistant Chief David Moore 40 04/04/06 Valero Refinery Fire Brigade Houston TX
Captain Joe F. Prock 52 04/01/06 Caddo Fire District #3 Greenwood LA
Firefighter-EMT Shon Everett Rice 34 03/31/06 Georgetown County Fire/EMS Georgetown SC
Firefighter Destry Horton 32 03/24/06 City of Chickasha Fire and EMS Chickasha OK
Captain Rob McLaughlin 40 03/22/06 Ocean Shores Fire Department Ocean Shores WA
Safety Officer (former Chief) Barry R. Levin 58 03/21/06 Glen Richie Fire Company Glen Richey PA
Firefighter Kelly Michael Kincaid 41 03/19/06 Burke County Sheriff's Office & Morganton Department of Public Safety Morganton NC
Patrick George Henry 54 03/13/06 California Department of Forestry - Parlin Forks Conservation Camp #6 Fort Bragg CA
Firefighter Donald B Lalosh 49 03/12/06 Roxbury Volunteer Fire Department Roxbury NY
Lieutenant Jeff A. Bowman 42 03/11/06 Chattanooga Fire Department Chattanooga TN
Firefighter Michael Lynn Davenport 40 03/08/06 Mississippi State Penitentiary Volunteer Fire Department Parchman MS
Firefighter George Jackson 67 03/07/06 Camden Fire Department Camden NJ
Lieutenant Wayne Edward Yarborough 59 03/05/06 Waynesville Fire Department Waynesville NC
Chief Robert Schnibbe Jr. 57 03/03/06 Battalion 14 of Westchester County Westchester, NY NY
Firefighter Robert "Ockie" Wisting 77 02/23/06 Rio Grande Fire Company #1 Rio Grande NJ
Captain Lloyd S. McCulloch 64 02/21/06 Moulton Fire Department Moulton AL
Firefighter Dustin Jones 23 02/21/06 Moulton Fire Department Moulton AL
Firefighter Donald Herbert 45 02/21/06 Buffalo Fire Department Buffalo NY
Firefighter Ed Marbet 31 02/09/06 Township Fire Department & Independent Fire Co. # 1 Burlington Township NJ
Firefighter Gary Wayne Kistler, Sr. 65 02/05/06 Saucier Fire Department Saucier MS
Firefighter Tracy Champion 49 01/28/06 Philadelphia Fire Department Philadelphia PA
Assistant Fire Chief Harold Taylor 65 01/26/06 Central Warren County Fire Protection District Kirkwood IL
Firefighter Jack Eugene Arnold 48 01/23/06 North Carolina Division of Forestry Resources Raleigh NC
Firefighter (former Chief and life member) John "Bobby" Robert Westervelt 57 01/22/06 Spring Valley Fire Department Spring Valley NY
Firefighter Roger W. Armstrong 42 01/21/06 Atlanta Fire Department Atlanta IL
Firefighter Jason Allen Johnson 28 01/14/06 Butler County Fire District # 3 Rose Hill KS
Firefighter Amy L. Schnearle-Pennywitt 34 01/13/06 City of Ann Arbor Fire Department Ann Arbor MI
Lieutenant David R. Packard 41 01/11/06 Swanzey Fire Department Swanzey NH
Firefighter II Richard Longoria 54 01/03/06 Corpus Christi Fire Department Corpus Christie TX

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If you know of a rescue worker who has died in the line of duty that you would like to see me list here, please e-mail me at frrykid@yahoo.com with verifying information so that I don't honor someone too soon.

All Line of Duty Death information verified from firehouse.com and from links on that site and the Montana Fire Services Training School (based in Great Falls) daily newsleter. In some case, Yahoo! Maps provides and/or verifies city and state information. I also use the USFA FireFighters Memorial Database to find missing information.

Any errors that may creep into a new entry (such as a wrong department name, wrong spelling of a name, etc. will be corrected as soon as I can after I am made aware of such an error and have the correct information. Thank you for your understanding.

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