Tag Archives: In the Line of Duty

There have been 23 Line of Duty Deaths This Year

This year, I made a pact that I would honor ALL of the Line of Duty Deaths. I knew it wouldn't be easy, but I didn't know it would be this hard. I fell behind about a week ago and have not been able to catch up. Then today, another LODD in Los Angeles. Failure is not an option...and I realize that there are plenty of other notifications that assist firefighters in following along with LODD's. My point was not to compete, but merely to supplement their information with whatever I could find at the time.

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LODD – Parkton, NC Assistant Chief James Walters Sr.

Assistant Chief James Walters Sr., 57, of the Parkton Volunteer Fire Department in North Carolina has passed away in the Line of Duty. Walters was doing paperwork at the station when he collapsed. Personnel at the station immediately began CPR. Unfortunately, Chief Walters passed away at the hospital from an apparent heart attack.

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LODD – Dixon Rural Fire Protection District Captain Leslie “Les” Clark

Captain Clark passed away after suffering a medical emergency while responding to a reported structure fire. Captain Clark was operating a tanker when he advised a crew member that he felt as if he might pass out, and then lost consciousness. The other firefighter reached over and applied the air brake to stop the vehicle. He and firefighters from the apparatus following the tanker removed Captain Clark and began CPR.

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