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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, 2013.

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 of Incident
Date of Death
Department City State
Volunteer Jeffrey Lee Fields
51
12/12/13
12/25/13
Youngsville Volunteer Fire Department
Youngsville
NC
Fire Police Lieutenant David Charles Lidke 51 12/23/13 12/23/13 Hightstown Fire Company No. 1 Hightstown NJ
Firefighter Jon F. Schondelmayer 44 12/18/13 12/18/13 Swift Creek Rural Fire Department Cary NC
Lieutenant David Jeff Little 50 12/15/13 12/15/13 Waycross Fire Department Waycross GA
Fire Chief John J. Wayman, Sr. 69 12/14/13 12/15/13 Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department Jefferson OH
Firefighter Terry ''Dick'' Richard Guss, Sr. 72 12/12/13 12/15/13 South Zanesville Fire Department South Zanesville OH
Firefighter Joshua Travis Smith 25 12/14/13 12/14/13 La Crosse Volunteer Fire Department La Crosse VA
Fire Chief Matthew Charles Frantz 42 12/09/13 12/09/13 Rice Lake Township Volunteer Fire Department Duluth MN
Fire Chief Charles A. Pierson
76
12/07/13
12/07/13
Southern Jackson County Volunteer Fire Department
Kenna
WV
Firefighter Andrew W. Cody 51 11/22/13 11/22/13 Mansfield Fire Department Mansfield MO
Captain Brandon Erickson 36 11/20/13 11/21/13 Eagle Fire Department Eagle ID
First Assistant Fire Chief Russell ''Rooster'' David Gow, III 58 11/20/13 11/21/13 Factoryville Fire Department Factoryville PA
Lieutenant James C. Goodman Jr. 52 11/11/13 11/11/13 Nedrow Volunteer Fire Department Nedrow NY
Fire Police Captain David Roland Barr, Jr. 65 10/25/13 11/07/13 Community Fire Company of Perryville Perryville MD
Lieutenant James Michael Hill 52 11/05/13 11/05/13 Sycamore Township Fire & EMS Department Cincinnati OH
Firefighter Blaine ''Skeeter'' E. Wildnauer, Jr. 58 11/02/13 11/02/13 Fox Township Volunteer Fire Department Kersey PA
Lieutenant Arlie “Pooh” Hill III
37 08/30/13 10/27/13 Whitley City Fire Department Whitley City KY
Pilot Charles Smith 47 10/22/13 10/22/13 Hospital Wing Memphis TN
Nurse Carrie Barlow 43 10/22/13 10/22/13 Hospital Wing Memphis TN
Respiratory Therapist Denise Adams 43 10/22/13 10/22/13 Hospital Wing Memphis TN
Firefighter Leroy E. Murphy, Jr.
56
10/19/13
10/20/13
Gettysburg Rural Fire Department
Gettysburg
OH
Inmate Firefighter Daniel J. Hall
47
10/17/13
10/17/13
Washington Department of Natural Resources
Olympia
WA
Firefighter Jantzen Murrell Frazier 28 10/17/13 10/17/13 Oden Ridge Volunteer Fire Department Eva AL
Fire Chief John Allison 51 10/07/13 10/15/13 Mason County Rural Fire Authority Custer Fire Department Custer MI
Captain David Anthony Heath 48 10/14/13 10/14/13 New Hanover County Fire Rescue Wilmington NC
Captain Richard John Floersch 56 10/02/13 10/02/13 Milan Fire Department Milan TN
Firefighter Mark Thomas Urban 40 09/27/13 09/27/13 Boise Smokejumpers - Bureau of Land Management Boise ID
Firefighter Iran D. Rivers 49 09/22/13 09/22/13 Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Tampa FL
Fire Captain Token Mark Adams
41
08/30/13
08/30/13
Santa Fe National Forest
Santa Fe
NM
Firefighter Oscar Montano-Garcia
54
08/25/13
08/25/13
Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
Medford
OR
Assistant Fire Chief Joe Darr 62 08/17/13 09/04/13 Chillicothe Fire Department Chillicothe MO
Fire Captain Token Adams 41 08/30/13 08/30/13 Santa Fe National Forest Santa Fe NM
Fire Captain/Paramedic Matthew G. McKnight 51 08/12/13 08/12/13 Los Angeles Fire Department Los Angeles CA
Firefighter Kevin Hall (from Ontario, OR) 59 08/10/13 08/10/13 BLM - Vale District Vale OR
Pump Operator/Engineer Juan Pablo Casanova
53
07/16/13
08/10/13
Brownsville Fire Department
Brownsville
TX
Firefighter Jesse Austin Trader 19 08/06/13 08/06/13 County Fire Merlin OR
Firefighter John Earl Hammack (from Madras, OR) 60 08/01/13 08/01/13 R&K Water Services Bonney Lake WA
Firefighter David Alan Brier 50 07/12/13 07/22/13 Middleboro Fire Department Middleboro MA
Firefighter Bruce Lamar Sensenig 20 07/22/13 07/22/13 Quentin Volunteer Fire Company Quentin PA
Lieutenant Matthew Dale Blankenship 38 07/13/13 07/20/13 Marshfield Fire Protection District Marshfield MO
Assistant Chief Rodney Clifton Hardee 66 07/06/13 07/09/13 Loris Fire Department Loris SC
Heavy Equipment Operator Dennis J. Long (from Clarkston, WA)
65 07/08/13 07/08/13 Idaho Department of Lands-Maggie Creek Forest Protective District Kamiah ID
John Thomas Austin 37 07/08/13 07/08/13 City of Quincy Fire Department Quincy MA
Fire Chief Mickey Lewis Yates 47 07/06/13 07/06/13 Greenfield Volunteer Fire Department Hickory MS
Engineer/Paramedic Christopher Lee Douglas
41
07/05/13
07/05/13
CAL FIRE / Riverside County Fire Department
Perris
CA
Firefighter Andrew Sterling Ashcraft 29 06/30/13 06/30/13 Granite Mountain Hotshots Prescott AZ
Firefighter Anthony M. Rose 23 06/30/13 06/30/13 Granite Mountain Hotshots Prescott AZ
Firefighter Christopher Alan Peebles MacKenzie 30 06/30/13 06/30/13 Granite Mountain Hotshots Prescott AZ
Firefighter Clayton Thomas Whitted 28 06/30/13 06/30/13 Granite Mountain Hotshots Prescott AZ
Firefighter Dustin James DeFord (from Ekalaka, MT) 24 06/30/13 06/30/13 Granite Mountain Hotshots Prescott AZ
Firefighter Garret Joseph Zuppiger 27 06/30/13 06/30/13 Granite Mountain Hotshots Prescott AZ
Firefighter Grant Quinn McKee 21 06/30/13 06/30/13 Granite Mountain Hotshots Prescott AZ
Firefighter Jesse James Steed 36 06/30/13 06/30/13 Granite Mountain Hotshots Prescott AZ
Firefighter Joe B. Thurston 32 06/30/13 06/30/13 Granite Mountain Hotshots Prescott AZ
Firefighter John Joseph Percin, Jr. 24 06/30/13 06/30/13 Granite Mountain Hotshots Prescott AZ
Firefighter Kevin Joseph Woyjeck 21 06/30/13 06/30/13 Granite Mountain Hotshots Prescott AZ
Wildland Crew Supervisor Eric Shane Marsh 43 06/30/13 06/30/13 Granite Mountain Hotshots Prescott AZ
Firefighter Robert E. Caldwell 23 06/30/13 06/30/13 Granite Mountain Hotshots Prescott AZ
Firefighter Scott Daniel Norris 28 06/30/13 06/30/13 Granite Mountain Hotshots Prescott AZ
Firefighter Sean Michael Misner 26 06/30/13 06/30/13 Granite Mountain Hotshots Prescott AZ
Firefighter Travis Clay Carter 31 06/30/13 06/30/13 Granite Mountain Hotshots Prescott AZ
Firefighter Travis John Turbyfill 27 06/30/13 06/30/13 Granite Mountain Hotshots Prescott AZ
Firefighter Wade Scott Parker 22 06/30/13 06/30/13 Granite Mountain Hotshots Prescott AZ
Firefighter William ''Billy'' Howard Warneke 25 06/30/13 06/30/13 Granite Mountain Hotshots Prescott AZ
Firefighter John T. Appleton 62 06/24/13 06/24/13 Malden Volunteer Fire Department Charleston WV
Firefighter Thomas J. Burley 20 06/18/13 06/18/13 Youngstown Volunteer Fire Company Youngstown NY
Assistant Chief Edward C. Vanner, Jr. 58 06/17/13 06/17/13 143d Fire & Emergency Services, Quonset ANG Base R.I. North Kingstown RI
Firefighter Tony Barker 36 06/13/13 06/13/13 Mountain View Fire Department Hays NC
Firefighter Luke Douglas Foster Sheehy
28
06/10/13
06/10/13
U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region
Vallejo
CA
Pilot Eddie Sizemore
62 06/06/13 06/06/13 Air Evac Lifeteam Manchester KY
Flight Paramedic Herman "Lee" Dobbs 40 06/06/13 06/06/13 Air Evac Lifeteam Manchester KY
Flight Nurse Jesse Jones 28 06/06/13 06/06/13 Air Evac Lifeteam Manchester KY
EMT Teresa Ann Davis (from Axson) 44 06/06/13 06/06/13 Coffee County EMS Ocilla GA
EMT Randall Whiddon (from Ashburn) 56 06/06/13 06/06/13 Coffee County EMS Ocilla GA
Captain/EMT Matthew Rena Renaud 35 05/31/13 05/31/13 Houston Fire Department Houston TX
Engineer Operator EMT Robert Ryan Bebee 41 05/31/13 05/31/13 Houston Fire Department Houston TX
Firefighter/EMT Robert Herman Garner, IV 29 05/31/13 05/31/13 Houston Fire Department Houston TX
Firefighter Anne McCormick Sullivan 24 05/31/13 05/31/13 Houston Fire Department Houston TX
Firefighter Stanley Allen Wilson 51 05/20/13 05/20/13 Dallas Fire-Rescue Department Dallas TX
Deputy Tim Causey 50 03/16/13 05/19/13 Horry County Fire Rescue Horry County SC
Firefighter Bradley ''Brad'' Charles Harper 23 05/18/13 05/19/13 Phoenix Fire Department Phoenix AZ
Firefighter Albert A. Nejmeh 59 05/14/13 05/14/13 Tacoma Fire Department Tacoma WA
Firefighter Brian Alfred Woehlke 29 05/08/13 05/08/13 Wayne Westland Fire Department Westland MI
Assistant Fire Chief Stanley Hamilton Martin, Jr. 71 05/06/13 05/06/13 Springfield Volunteer Fire Department Eutaw AL
Firefighter Daniel Alan Davidson
26
05/05/13
05/05/13
Sacramento Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest
Cloudcroft
NM
Firefighter Dale Scott Queen 37 04/29/13 04/29/13 Oak Ridge Volunteer Fire Department Hartselle AL
Fire Chief Rodney Paul Miller 45 04/27/13 04/27/13 Loganville Fire Company Loganville PA
Firefighter Gene Meir Kirchner
25
04/24/13
04/24/13
Baltimore County Fire Department - Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company
Towson
MD
Firefighter Clyde Ray Farmer
73
04/23/13
04/23/13
Caddo Parish Fire District 8
Vivian
LA
Firefighter Joseph Frank Pustejovsky, Jr. 29 04/17/13 04/17/13 West Volunteer Fire Department West TX
Captain Robert L. Snokhous
48
04/17/13
04/17/13
West Volunteer Fire Department West TX
Firefighter Douglas James Snokhous
50 04/17/13 04/17/13 West Volunteer Fire Department West TX
Firefighter Morris Wayne Bridges, Jr. 41 04/17/13 04/17/13 West Volunteer Fire Department West TX
Firefighter Cody Frank Dragoo 50 04/17/13 04/17/13 West Volunteer Fire Department West TX
Firefighter Cyrus Adam Reed 29 04/17/13 04/17/13 Abbott Volunteer Fire Department/West VFD EMS Abbott TX
Firefighter Jerry Dane Chapman 26 04/17/13 04/17/13 Abbott Volunteer Fire Department/West VFD EMS Abbott TX
Firefighter Perry Wayne Calvin 35 04/17/13 04/17/13 Mertens Volunteer Fire Department/West VFD EMS Mertens TX
Firefighter Kevin Sanders 33 04/17/13 04/17/13 Bruceville-Eddy Volunteer Fire Department/West VFD EMS Bruceville-Eddy TX
Captain Kenneth Luckey Harris, Jr.(living in West) 52 04/17/13 04/17/13 Dallas Fire-Rescue Department (assisting West Volunteer Fire Dept) Dallas TX
Firefighter Lance Stone 37 04/13/13 04/13/13 West Union Fire Department West Union IL
Lieutenant James Buckland Clark
56
04/11/13
04/11/13
Bedford Fire Department
Bedford
NH
Assistant Chief Harold Bernard Hollingsworth 47 04/07/13 04/07/13 Fort Osage Fire Protection District Buckner MO
Captain Michael Robert Goodwin, Sr. 53 04/06/13 04/06/13 Ladder 27-Philadelpha Fire Department Philadelphia PA
Firefighter/Paramedic John M. Janos 57 04/06/13 04/06/13 City of Binghamton Bureau of Fire Binghamton NY
Firefighter Jeff Scheuerer 35 03/28/13 03/28/13 New Jersey Forest Fire Service Trenton NJ
Firefighter John Soukup 42 Unknown 03/27/13 Sturgeon Bay Fire Department Sturgeon Bay WI
Firefighter Michael Louis Broz 58 03/10/13 03/10/13 Dorchester Rural Fire Department Dorchester SC
Captain George A. Turner Jr. 60 03/08/13 03/08/13 Jericho Fire Department-Trident Engine Co. 3 Long Island NY
Firefighter Engineer Lonnie Lee Nutt 49 03/07/13 03/07/13 Marietta Fire Department Marietta GA
Firefighter Cadet Donald M. Mize
62
03/06/13
03/06/13
League City Volunteer Fire Department
League City
TX
Firefighter Christopher Reed Brown
39
03/05/13
03/05/13
Hudson Community Fire Protection District
Hudson
IL
Firefighter/Paramedic Cody Richardson 26 03/04/13 03/04/13 Zionsville Fire Department Zionsville IN
Fire Chief Scott Andrew Morrison 45 03/03/13 03/03/13 Knotts Island Volunteer Fire Department Knotts Island NC
Firefighter Nathaniel Charles Fruin 22 02/26/13 02/26/13 Mattawan Fire District Mattawan MI
Firefighter David M. Schnepp 43 02/24/13 02/24/13 Carter's Valley Volunteer Fire Department Church Hill TN
Pilot Mark Montgomery 47 02/22/13 02/22/13 EagleMed LLC Watonga OK
Flight Nurse Chris Denning 41 02/22/13 02/22/13 EagleMed LLC Watonga OK
Fire Police Officer Claudia J. Sokol 55 02/21/13 02/22/13 Diligence Fire Company No.1 Summit Hill PA
Paramedic Cody Medley (originally from Scranton, PA) 22 02/16/13 02/17/13 Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services Indianapolis IN
Driver Tim McCormick (from Greenwood, IN) 24 02/16/13 02/16/13 Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services Indianapolis IN
Lieutenant Eric D. Wallace 36 02/15/13 02/15/13 Bryan Fire Department Bryan TX
Lieutenant Gregory Wade Pickard 54 02/15/13 02/16/13 Bryan Fire Department Bryan TX
Captain Mathew J. Porcari 34 01/21/13 01/22/13 Owego Fire Department Owego NY
EMT Mark Anthony Kinder 26 01/16/13 01/16/13 JanCare EMS Mullins WV
EMT William Martin, Jr 56 01/08/13 01/08/13 Stillwater Emergency Rescue Squad Stillwater NJ
Firefighter Jonathan Wayne Burgess 33 01/08/13 01/08/13 South Alabama Regional Airport Fire Department Andalusia AL
Pilot Gene Grell 53 01/02/13 01/02/13 Med-Trans Air Medical Transport Lewisville TX
Nurse Shelly Lair-Langenbau 44 01/02/13 01/02/13 Med-Trans Air Medical Transport Lewisville TX
Paramedic Russell Piehl
48 01/02/13 01/02/13 Med-Trans Air Medical Transport Lewisville 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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