Line-of-Duty Deaths, 1999

Line-of-Duty Deaths, 1999

September 30: Firefighter Lewis E. Anderson, 68, of the River Falls Volunteer Fire Department, Marietta, South Carolina, died three days after being struck by a tractor trailer while directing traffic at the scene of a separate motor vehicle accident.

October 4: Firefighter Jeff Thompson, 20, of Howell County Rural Fire District #1, West Plains, Missouri, was electrocuted after he and two other firefighters contacted downed power lines while battling a brush fire.

October 5: Captain William M. Bethune, 52, of the Texas City (TX) Fire Department, was killed when he was ejected through the windshield of the engine in which he was responding after it had been involved in an accident.

October 5: Firefighter Gregory Pacheco, 20, of the “Penasco Five” Indian Hand Crew, Carson National Forest, New Mexico, died of massive head injuries after being struck by a boulder while operating at the scene of an 8,000-acre forest fire.

October 7: First Assistant Chief Marvin Huisman, 55, of the Wilmont (MN) Volunteer Fire Department, died after suffering a heart attack while operating at the scene of a brush fire.

October 17: Firefighter Karen J. Savage, 44, of the Junction City (CA) Fire Department, was crushed beneath the wheels of a fire apparatus while operating at the scene of a 26,000-acre brush fire.

Line-of-Duty Deaths, 1999

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Line-of-Duty Deaths, 1999

July 31: Chief Ralph Wynne, 46, of the Pactolus (NC) Volunteer Fire Department, died after suffering a heart attack while participating in a training exercise.

August 26: Assistant Fire Chief David Nall, 40, of the Jay (FL) Volunteer Fire Department, died after suffering a heart attack while operating at an EMS run.

August 27: Probationary Firefighter Stephen J. Masto, 28, a four-month member of the Santa Barbara (CA) Fire Department, was found dead at the scene of a 180-acre wildland fire. The exact cause of death is not known at this time.

August 31: Firefighter Tim Dawson, 34, of the Center Rock (SC) Volunteer Fire Department, was killed after the fire apparatus on which he was responding was involved in a motor vehicle accident.

September 13: Firefighter Kenneth Cashman, 29, of the Auglaize Township (OH) Volunteer Fire Department, was killed when he was involved in a motor vehicle accident while responding to an alarm.

September 15: Firefighter Terri Hood, 31, of the McCulloch (IN) Fire Department, was killed after being struck by a fire apparatus backing out from the scene of a field and barn fire.