Family Seeks Answers to Dallas Firefighter’s Death

The widow of Dallas firefighter Stan Wilson seeks answers to his death, reports Wilson was crushed under the weight of a collapsing building.

“She wants to know the facts and circumstances surrounding why he was sent back in there and who sent him in and why,” said Barry Hasten, an attorney representing Wilson’s wife, Jenny.

By citing an ongoing criminal investigation, Dallas Fire-Rescue has not released the records. In a letter sent Friday to the Texas Attorney General, Hasten asked the office to determine if there’s really an “ongoing criminal investigation.”

“The state fire marshal also investigated this fire and so I asked them, ‘Do you have an ongoing arson criminal investigation?’ Halsten said. “And they said, ‘no.’ Theirs was done on May the 25 of 2013, five days after the fire. We’re 438 days post fire and Dallas still doesn’t have theirs done.”

Mr. Wilson died on May 20, 2013 in a six-alarm fire at a northeast Dallas condominium complex.

A 28-year veteran, he radioed that he was trapped in the burning building. Rescuers pulled his body from the debris several hours later.

Jim Crump, a retired firefighter and Wilson’s academy classmate, says fundamental safety rules were broken that day, and he believes that’s the reason for the delay.

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