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Individual Firefighter Fatality Investigation Reports

Information about all firefighter fatalities investigated by SFMO can be found in each year’s annual report. The individual reports below represent operations-related investigations. If you would like to view a report that is not listed on this page, please send a request through our open records office.  

Date of Death Name Fire Department Fatality Type
June 10, 2018 Firefighter Andy Loller Weatherford Fire Department Fireground Operations
March 23, 2018 Firefighter Larry Marusik Ellinger Volunteer Fire Department Fireground Operations
December 13, 2017 Captain Daryl "Dene" Barber Brazoria Volunteer Fire Department Medical condition
December 7, 2017 Firefighter Charles Patterson Bowie Rural Volunteer Fire Department Medical condition
August 2, 2017 Assistant Fire Chief Jarrell "Jay" B. Hinkie Silsbee Volunteer Fire Department Motor Vehicle Incident
May 18, 2017 Firefighter Scott Deem San Antonio Fire Department Fireground Operations
March 31, 2016 Firefighter Cadet Steven Whitfield Houston FD Medical Condition
August 23, 2015 Firefighter Jason Anderson Katy FD On-Duty Incident
July 9, 2014 Firefighter Daniel Groover Houston FD Fireground Operations
February 10, 2014 Firefighter William Scott Tanksley Dallas Fire-Rescue On-Duty Incident
May 31, 2013 Captain Matthew Renaud, E/O Robert Bebee, Firefighter Robert Garner, Firefighter Anne Sullivan Houston FD Fireground Operations
May 20, 2013 Firefighter Stanley Wilson Dallas Fire-Rescue Fireground Operations
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
February 15, 2013 Lts. Eric Wallace and Gregory Pickard Bryan FD Fireground Operations
August 14, 2011 Lt. Todd Krodle Dallas Fire-Rescue Fireground Operations
July 7, 2011 Firefighter Caleb Hamm Bureau of Land Management Fireground Operations
April 15, 2011 Firefighter Gregory Simmons Eastland FD Fireground Operations
April 9, 2011 Firefighter Elias Jaquez Cactus VFD Fireground Operations
July 3, 2010 Captain Thomas Araguz Wharton VFD Fireground Operations
April 12, 2009 Captain James A. Harlow, Sr., and Firefighter Damion J. Hobbs Houston FD Fireground Operations
July 5, 2008 Chief Robert Leland Knight Teague VFD Fireground Operations
August 3, 2007 Kevin Williams, Austin Cheek Noonday VFD Fireground Operations
December 30, 2006 Phillip Townsend Denison FD Fireground Operations
February 19, 2005 Captain Grady Burke Houston FD Fireground Operations
December 20, 2004 Nito Guajardo Baytown FD Fireground Operations
April 4, 2004 Kevin Kulow Houston FD Fireground Operations
January 19, 2003 Gary L. Staley Porter VFD Fireground Operations
February 11, 2002 Vincent Davis Dallas Fire-Rescue Fireground Operations
October 13, 2001 Captain Jay Jahnke Houston FD Fireground Operations

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Last updated: 2/7/2023