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Individual Firefighter Fatality Investigation Reports

Date of Death Name Fire Department Fatality Type
October 13, 2001 Captain Jay Jahnke Houston FD Fireground Operations
December 24, 2001 David R. Butler Spring Branch VFD Medical Condition
February 11, 2002 Vincent Davis Dallas Fire-Rescue Fireground Operations
April 6, 2002 Kevin L. Baker Mid-North VFD Medical Condition
August 12, 2002 Roger Dunn Clute VFD Medical Condition
August 12, 2002 Travis Wiens Wichita West VFD Motor Vehicle Incident
December 5, 2002 Captain Michael DePauw Dallas Fire-Rescue Medical Condition
December 13, 2002 Shawn Michael Espinoza Ranger VFD Medical Condition
January 19, 2003 James Edward Taylor Bonham FD Motor Vehicle Incident
January 19, 2003 Gary L. Staley Porter VFD Fireground Operations
February 12, 2003 Wayne Kevin Clarke Dallas Fire-Rescue Medical Condition
March 8, 2003 Stephen Leigh McGregor Baird VFD Medical Condition
March 18, 2003 Lt. Lance Mathew LaBelle-Fannett VFD Motor Vehicle Incident
November 5, 2003 Chief Ricardo Gonzales Beaumont FD Medical Condition
April 4, 2004 Kevin Kulow Houston FD Fireground Operations
July 9, 2004 Chief Gary Fox Bluegrove VFD Medical Condition
November 12, 2004 James Campbell Pendleton Harbor VFD Medical Condition
December 20, 2004 Nito Guajardo Baytown FD Fireground Operations
February 19, 2005 Captain Grady Burke Houston FD Fireground Operations
February 24, 2005 Chief Lonnie Nicklas Shepherd VFD Medical Condition
March 30, 2005 Brandon Phillips Keller FD Medical Condition
April 24, 2005 Brian Hunton Amarillo FD Motor Vehicle Incident
November 22, 2005 Clint Dewayne Rice Carlton VFD Motor Vehicle Incident
December 11, 2005 Chad Ernest Wessels Briggs VFD Motor Vehicle Incident
April 9, 2006 James McMorries, Jr. Howardwick VFD Motor Vehicle Incident
December 30, 2006 Phillip Townsend Denison FD Fireground Operations
August 3, 2007 Kevin Williams, Austin Cheek Noonday VFD Fireground Operations
July 4, 2008 Joe Pat Jordan Pickton-Pine Forest VFD Medical Condition
July 5, 2008 Chief Robert Leland Knight Teague VFD Fireground Operations
April 12, 2009 Captain James A. Harlow, Sr., and Firefighter Damion J. Hobbs Houston FD Fireground Operations
July 3, 2010 Captain Thomas Araguz Wharton VFD Fireground Operations
January 9, 2011 Firefighter Francis Ladue, Jr. Santa Rosa VFD Fireground Operations
April 9, 2011 Firefighter Elias Jaquez Cactus VFD Fireground Operations
April 15, 2011 Firefighter Gregory Simmons Eastland FD Fireground Operations
June 23, 2011 Firefighter Chris Pham Dallas Fire-Rescue Medical Condition
August 14, 2011 Lt. Todd Krodle Dallas Fire-Rescue Fireground Operations
August 12, 2011 Lt. Larry Nelson Val Verde County VFD On-Duty Incident
July 7, 2011 Firefighter Caleb Hamm Bureau of Land Management Fireground Operations
February 25, 2012 Fire Marshal Charles Matthew Waller Memphis VFD Medical Condition
April 20, 2012 Firefighter Mark Anthony Shepard Rosehill VFD Medical Condition on Duty
May 17, 2012 Firefighter William Richard Danes Brazos County Precinct 3 VFD Medical Condition While Training
September 17, 2012 Captain Neal Wade Smith Atascocita VFD Medical Condition While Training
December 3, 2012 Firefighter Jalen Smith Jackson Heights FD Motor Vehicle Incident
February, 15, 2013 Lts. Eric Wallace and Gregory Pickard Bryan FD Fireground Operations
February, 20, 2013 Asst. Chief David Fox Bluebonnet VFD Medical Condition
April 17, 2013 Firefighters Morris Bridges, Perry Calvin, Jerry Dane Chapman, Cody Dragoo, Joseph Pustejovsky, Cyrus Reed, Kevin Sanders, Douglas Snokhous, Robert Snokhous, and Captain Kenneth Harris Abbott VFD, Bruceville-Eddy VFD, Dallas Fire-Rescue, Mertens VFD, Navarro Mills VFD, and West VFD Fireground Operations
May 20, 2013 Firefighter Stanley Wilson Dallas Fire-Rescue Fireground Operations
May 31, 2013 Captain Matthew Renaud, E/O Robert Bebee, Firefighter Robert Garner, Firefighter Anne Sullivan Houston FD Fireground Operations
August 10, 2013 Firefighter Juan Casanova Brownsville FD Medical Condition
February 10, 2014 Firefighter William Scott Tanksley Dallas Fire-Rescue On-Duty Incident
April 21, 2014 Fire Chief Hugh Ferguson Damon VFD On-Duty Incident
July 9, 2014 Firefighter Daniel Groover Houston FD Fireground Operations
November 16, 2014 Firefighter Alejandro Castro Brownsville FD Medical Condition
February 21, 2015 Captain Dwight Bazile Houston FD Medical Condition
August 23, 2015 Firefighter Jason Anderson Katy FD On-Duty Incident
September 18, 2015 Firefighter Daniel Hampton Burnet FD Motor Vehicle Incident
October 25, 2015 Firefighter Larry O’Neil Lone Camp VFD Medical Condition
November 29, 2015 Firefighter Richard Cano Cy-Fair VFD Medical Condition
December 19, 2015 Firefighter Stacy Crawford Navarro County ESD #1 VFD Medical Condition
March 23, 2016 Firefighter Marco Davila Dallas Fire-Rescue Department Medical Condition
March 31, 2016 Firefighter Cadet Steven Whitfield Houston FD Medical Condition
July 3, 2016 Firefighter John Kendall Reynolds Buffalo VFD Medical Condition
September 7, 2016 Captain Coby Slaughter Wink VFD Motor Vehicle Incident


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