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Kansas Fallen Firefighters

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The following are the names of firefighters in Kansas who have died in the line-of-duty

- 2011 -

Jim Duane Niles
Downs Fire Department - January 18, 2011

-2010-

Chief Larry W. Suiter
Lorraine Fire Department - September 4, 2010

John Glaser
Shawnee Fire Department - May 22, 2010

Harold Reed Sr
Peru Fire District #3 - April 11, 2010

Chief Jon Siemers
Clay Center Fire Department - February 21, 2010

Chief Stanley Giles
Linn Valley Fire Department - February 10, 2010

Urban Eck
Wichita Fire Department - January 2, 2010

-2009-

Lyle Lewis
Osborne County Fire District #3/Alton - June 16, 2009

-2007-

Stan Engdahl
McPherson County Fire District #2 - November 12, 2007

Michael J. Tluscik
Kansas City Kansas Fire Department - November 21, 2007

Bryon Johnson
Sedgwick County Fire Department - September 24, 2007

Anthony 'Tony' Cox
Topeka Fire Department - August 13, 2007

Brandon Daley
Butler County Fire District #3 - May 11, 2007

-2006-

Jason Allen Johnson
Butler County Fire District #3 - January 14, 2006

-2005-

Edwin E. King
Reno County Fire District #7 - September 21, 2005

Bruce Sternberger
Hardtner/Elwood Fire Department - June 10, 2005

-2004-

Cordell French
Towanda Fire Department - August 28, 2004

Donald H. Kersting
Wichita Fire Department - November 15, 2004

Jared Moore
Fairmount Township Fire Department - December 29, 2004

-2003-

Gary D. Boyert
Kansas City Kansas Fire Department - November 17, 2003

-2002-

Mark David Mansfield
Overland Park Fire Department - April 6, 2002

Earl M. Hemphill
Russell Fire Department - April 11, 2002

-2000-

Lyndell Joe Smith
Caldwell Volunteer Fire Department - June 1, 2000

-1998-

Norman Neal Almond
Parsons Fire Department - November 24, 1998

Craig Daniel Brown
Parsons Fire Department - November 24, 1998

-1996-

Norman Adams
Almena Volunteer Fire Department - April 8, 1996

-1995-

Donald Charles Koebel
Johnson County Consolidated Fire District #2 - March 8, 1995

Gary E. Soupene
Riley County Fire Department - July 10, 1995

-1993-

Guy E. Post
Bourbon County Fire District #3

-1992-

Wilbert L. Dyer
Jefferson County #1 Valley Falls Fire Department

Arthur L. Pearson
Ogden Fire Department

Wayne E. Walker
Kansas City Kansas Fire Department - June 8, 1992
Cause of death: Acute Myocardial Infarction
Age: 41

-1991-

Frank L. Butler
Marysville Fire Department

Raymond Hazuka
Wakeeney Fire Department - September 16, 1991
Died while fighting a structure fire
Age: 55

Robert L. Seward
Florence Fire Department - January 9, 1991
Heart attack while responding to a call.
Age: 63

-1990-

Todd David Colton
Sedgwick County Fire Department - September 6, 1990
Cause of Death: Heat Stroke
Age: 25

-1989-

David A. Scheidegger
Ft. Leavenworth Fire Department

-1988-

Claud C. Killingsworth
Wichita Fire Department - December 31, 1988
Lost life when he was trapped inside a house at 3749 N. Meridian.

Marvin Donald Wilcox
Consolidated Fire District #2 Johnson County - July 22, 1988

-1987-

Warren L. Howland
Riley County Fire Department - May 25, 1987
Heart attack while driving fire truck to a fire.

Kevin E. Prichard
Butler-Douglas County Fire District #8 - November 4, 1987

-1986-

Mark Milton Blair
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical - July 17, 1986

Richard D. Harbour
Topeka Fire Department - July 7, 1986
Heart attack at fire station while on duty.

-1985-

Jean R. Charles
Altamont/Mt. Pleasant Fire Department - September 7, 1985

Leland F. Jones
Edwardsville Fire Department - August 7, 1985

-1984-

David A. Ball
Cloud County Rural District #4

-1983-

Lester D. Shaw
Claflin Fire District #1

-1982-

William E. Duncan
Topeka-Tecumseh Fire Department - February 28, 1982
Dief from a ruptured abdominal aneurysm caused by falling on the ice with a SCBA bottle.

-1981-

Paul D. Glahn
McPherson Fire Department

-1980-

Larry C. Rafferty
Lyndon Fire Department

-1979-

Adrian D. Montgomery
Wichita Fire Department - February 9, 1979
Lost life when he was trapped inside a house fire at 1202 N. Emporia.

-1976-

Howard Lour
Neodesha Fire Department - July 7, 1976
Assistant Chief Howard Lour died July 7, 1976 while driving engine 4 to a house fire. Howard died of a heart attack. A monument was placed in front of the Neodesha Fire Station in October of 1998 with his name on it.

Gary Hunter
Reno-Harvey Joint #2 Fire Department - March 26, 1976

-1975-

William J. Bingham
Olathe Fire Department - May 20, 1975
Captain Bingham died while diving at Olathe Lake during a body recovery from an earlier drowning.

Bernard Eberth
Fairmount Township Fire Department - August 5, 1975

-1973-

Gerald Lloyd
Sedgwick County Fire Department - June 13, 1973

-1971-

Thomas Dean Cox
Ford County Fire Department - May 14, 1971

-1969-

Larry Lee Riggs
Wakarusa Township Fire Department - March 19, 1969

-1968-

Tom A. McGaughey
Wichita Fire Department - November 21, 1968
Lost life when ceiling collapsed at the Yingling Chevrolet fire at English and Topeka.

Merle O. Wells
Wichita Fire Department - November 21, 1968
Lost life when ceiling collapsed at the Yingling Chevrolet fire at English and Topeka.

Jimmy L. Austin
Wichita Fire Department - November 21, 1968
Lost life when ceiling collapsed at the Yingling Chevrolet fire at English and Topeka.

Dale J. Mishler
Wichita Fire Department - November 21, 1968
Lost life when ceiling collapsed at the Yingling Chevrolet fire at English and Topeka.

G.R. Nettleingham
Hoisington Fire Department

-1967-

Earl Wayne Hill
Soldier Fire Department - March 24, 1967
Earl Hill, 24, rural Soldier, died when he was trapped in a large grass fire 11 miles northwest of Holton.

Carroll Ferguson
Decatur County Fire Department - June 19, 1967
Carroll Ferguson was killed at a house fire in rural Decatur County when a chimney collapsed on him. He left a wife and 4 small children surviving him.

-1966-

Earl 'Stoney' Stauffer
Valley Center Fire Department - July 27, 1966

-1965-

Gary Lee Barrow
Wichita Fire Department - June 2, 1965
Lost life from an explosion and fire at the Red Bud Supermarket at Grove and 21st Street.

Walter Miroslaw
Kansas City Kansas Fire Department - December 7, 1965

-1962-

William F. Reynolds
Kansas City Kansas Fire Department - April 23, 1962

-1961-

Terry M. DesCarpenter
El Dorado Fire Department - July 22, 1961

-1959-

Earl S. Roberts
Winfield Fire Department - January 29, 1959

-1955-

William J. Scott Sr.
Pittsburg Fire Department - February 7, 1955

-1954-

Earnest R. Prather
Olathe Fire Department - January 21, 1954
Assistant Chief Earnest Prather died January 21, 1954 at a house fire. He volunteered for 47 years.

-1951-

James M. York
Kansas City Kansas Fire Department - January 21, 1951

-1950-

Gerald Lee Esely
Winfield Fire Department - November 2, 1950

-1949-

William L. Kinion
McPherson Fire Department - April 2, 1949

-1946-

Ed Blair
Newton Fire Department - May 23, 1946

-1945-

Frank Deister
Emporia Fire Department

-1944-

Gail S. Braden
Wichita Fire Department - April 6, 1944
Lost life when he was shot while making a fire inspection.

-1943-

Keith Fulton
Wichita Fire Department - November 18, 1943
Lost life when he was electrocuted while fighting a fire at Third and Topeka.

Clint Grovsener
Wichita Fire Department - November 18, 1943
Lost life when he was electrocuted while fighting a fire at Third and Topeka.

-1939-

John W. Feldheger
Leavenworth Fire Department - February 15, 1939

Arthur H. Connell
Leavenworth Fire Department - February 16, 1939

Forest Rabon
Kansas City Kansas Fire Department - August 28, 1939

-1936-

Walter Laverick
Kansas City Fire Department

-1932-

Alfred 'Dub' Phillips
Olathe Fire Department - May 1, 1932
Alfred Phillips died May 1, 1932 when the 1925 Pirsch fire engine he was driving rolled over onto him following a wreck on the way to a house fire.

Charles Raymond Craig
Salina Fire Department - December 31, 1932
Charles Raymond Craig was 44 years old and died of an apparent heart attack while working at a house fire on December 31, 1932. Mr. Craig was married and had 2 children. He had been a member of the Salina Fire Department for 16 years.

-1927-

Tom Sladek
Wichita Fire Department - April 27, 1927
Lost life when he fell from his engine while responding to a fire.

James Conroy
Kansas City Fire Department

-1925-

Charles A. Messer
Wichita Fire Department - Aparil 25, 1925
Lost life from burns received at the Golden Rule Refinery fire.

Toni Kos
Hanover Fire Company - January 8, 1925

-1923-

Grover Berry
Kansas City Kansas Fire Department - March 30, 1923

-1920-

Theodore Jones
Kansas City Kansas Fire Department - November 17, 1920

-1919-

Clyde Jones and Ora Moore
Coffeyville Fire Department

Stephen H. Tourtillot
Hays Fire Department - November 17, 1919

Nicholas Arnold
Hays Fire Department - November 17, 1919

-1918-

Glenn Dale
Kansas City Kansas Fire Department - August 7, 1918

John Conaty
Kansas City Kansas Fire Department - 1918

-1917-

Frank Hill
Kansas City Kansas Fire Department - May 16, 1917

John C. Callahan
Kansas City Kansas Fire Department - May 19, 1917

Joe Stewart
Wichita Fire Department

-1913-

James O'Loughlin
Hutchinson Fire Department

-1912-

Fred Brodbeck
Salina Fire Department - October 5, 1912
Chief Fred Brodbeck suffered a compound fracture of his leg after his fire chief's car crashed enroute to a fire. He died a week later at the hospital. Chief Brodbeck was also the first fire chief for the Salina Fire Department.

-1911-

W. C. McFall
Wichita Fire Department - September 27, 1911
Lost life when he was crushed by a collapsing wall while fighting fire on East Douglas.

Vann Hackett
Fort Scott Fire Department - May 2, 1911
Driver Vann Hackett was brushed under a falling brick wall at a two-story brick Power House, he died at the Mercy Hospital at 0140. Chief Ausman and fireman Liblee, who was with him, was injured.

-1910-

Alfred Mebus
Kansas City Kansas Fire Department - August 1, 1910

-1896-

Andy McDonald
Kansas City Kansas Fire Department - August 10, 1896

-1892-

Benjamin McCarter
Topeka Fire Department

-1887-

George Tompkins
Wichita Fire Department - March 30, 1887
Lost life responding to a fire when a hose cart turned over onto him.

-Unknown Date of Death-

Robert Hamilton
Kansas City Kansas Fire Department

Richard Fee
Kansas City Kansas Fire Department