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WA Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial

Fallen Firefighter Memorial 

In 1985, the Washington State Firefighter’s Association established Washington’s Fallen Firefighter’s Memorial Service. A bronzed Maltese cross affixed to a granite cairn denotes the Washington State’s Fallen Firefighter’s Memorial that is located at the Fire Training Academy in North Bend, Washington.

Over the years, the Firefighter’s Association and other prominent state fire service organizations have joined together to annually recognize firefighters who have died in the line of duty giving unselfish service to their communities and Washington State.

The 2017 service will take place on June 4, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the Washington State Capital Rotunda in Olympia.

Fallen Firefighters

Charles “Doug” Archer – Spokane County Fire District 8, Last Alarm 11/28/2016 –

Doug Archer was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to F. Curtis Archer and Alice Shirley Archer on October 30, 1967. Doug attended grade school in Wisconsin and when his family moved to Washington, he attended Bowdish Junior High and graduated from University High School in 1986. He graduated from University of Idaho with a Bachelors and Masters in Architecture. He worked as a dedicated volunteer firefighter for over 30 years, and was an Engine Boss, Fire Investigator and Emergency Medical Technician. He was extremely active with the Washington Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators. Additionally, Doug was the store manager for Inland Photo and Supply. He then opened his own store named Northwest Photo Supply. He was a member of the Inland Northwest Wildlife Council, past president of the Engineers Forum, a member of Spokane Symphony Associates with regular attendance of performances, and a regular attendee of Spokane Chiefs hockey games.

Doug’s passions included serving others, firefighting, photography, architecture, backpacking, hiking, and world travel. Known to his sister and brother as their “big baby brother”, Doug also acted as a friend, uncle, and brother to his extended adopted family of close friends. A private and gentle man, Doug always enjoyed a good beer, art and music, a good story or joke, and sharing his life’s experiences and travels with those around him.

On November 28, 2016, Doug had responded with crews to a residential fire and an aid call. When he returned home to rest, he died in his sleep. Doug is preceded in death by his father, F. Curtis Archer.

Doug is survived by Alice Shirley Archer (mother), Patience Archer Duhnke (sister); William Dunhke (spouse), Timothy Archer (brother); Melissa Archer (spouse), David Duhnke, Nathan Duhnke, William Archer and Joshua Archer (nephews), Caitlin (Duhnke) Conley; Joseph Conley (spouse) and Amanda (Portch-Archer) Royce; Jason Royse (spouse)(nieces), Jody Kennedy, Chris Kennedy , and Sheila Warner (cousins).

Captain Michael C Stewart – Navy Region Northwest Fire & Emergency Services, Last Alarm 12/07/2015 – Myeloma Cancer

Michael C. Stewart was a Marine and then a Federal Firefighter for over 30 years. He retired from Whidbey Island Naval Air Station Fire Department and spent his retirement riding his motorcycle any chance he got.

Mike was a loyal and stubborn friend. He loved the great outdoors and playing basketball. He enjoyed motorcycle tours with his closest friends. Mike shared many adventures with his best buddy, his dog Harley. Harley passed away in March 2015, at the age of 16.

After a long battle with cancer, Michael passed away at the age of 59 on December 7, 2015, surrounded by close friends and family. He is survived by his daughter Jennifer Stewart; sister Terry Stewart; brother Paul Stewart; and close friends Virginia and Kim de Long, Wendy Rue and Tom Primavera, Brian Kidder, Marc Shaw, and Dave and Denice Walton. He was an uncle to Courtney Stewart, Kacey House and Joseph and Christopher Lerma. Michael predeceased his mother Ida Mae and brother David Stewart.

Brent Strong – West Thurston RFA, Last Alarm 9/20/2015 – Brain Cancer

Brent Strong, 47 passed away Sunday September 20, 2015 after a long and courageous battle with Brain Cancer. Brent was born in Seattle, WA on June 27, 1968. He graduated from Tumwater High School Class of 1986.

Brent started his career in firefighting as a volunteer at the Scott Lake station at the early age of 16. He attended college and obtained his degree in Fire Science. In January 1997 he started his career with Littlerock Fire Rescue, after many years as a volunteer with Littlerock, Lewis County Fire District 12, and Tumwater. Brent also served with the city of Olympia and Tumwater as a career firefighter.

Brent was an inspiring leader and Training Officer, who loved to serve his community and mentor his students and colleagues. He was a pioneer in the fire training arena and instrumental in the development and success of the Thurston County Fire Academy, Thurston County Training Consortium. Littlerock Fire Rescue and West Thurston Regional Fire Authority.

Captain Strong will be missed but never forgotten, Memorials may be made to WTRFD (West Thurston Regional Fire Department) in care of Volunteer Association.

Brent is survived by his two sons, Chad (Kailey) and Bo (Rachelle), three Granddaughters, Rielynn, Marlee and Shaylee, his parents Jerry and Janet, brother Steve (Joni) and nieces Sophia and Grace, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Michael VanDenBergh – Eastside Fire & Rescue, Last Alarm 9/13/2015 – Multiple Myeloma Cancer

Michael VanDenBergh, 47, was diagnosed with “duty-related” cancer in 2010, according to a statement from Eastside Fire and Rescue, and passed away on September 13, 2015.

VanDenBergh spent most of his career in Issaquah. Deputy Chief Wes Collins recalled interviewing VanDenBergh when he applied to join Issaquah’s fire department and again after Eastside Fire and Rescue had incorporated. He had a passion for serving the community and always left his fellow firefighters with a smile, Collins said.

VanDenBergh was an accomplished EMT, firefighter, driver and acting officer. He was reliable, dedicated and met every criteria required to be numbered as a true public servant.

He is survived by his wife Renee and children Ethan and Sophie. Memorial services are being planned.

Tom Zbyszewski – US Forest Service, Last Alarm 8/19/2015 – Wildland Fire & Collision

Tom was born and raised in the Methow Valley. Tom loved academics. He was an exceptional student and had close relationships with his teachers.  He was salutatorian of his 2013 high school graduating class.  He was involved in math competitions, Knowledge Bowl, and Speech and Debate.  He was the first runner up for the Washington State Poetry Out Loud competition in 2013. He had a close group of friends, many of whom he knew all of his life.

After graduating from high school, he entered Whitman College in the fall of 2013. Tom was going to start his junior year as a physics major, with a minor in Chinese. His interest in theater continued there, where he was in several productions during his freshman and sophomore years.

For many years he practiced Taekwondo, was a downhill skier and also a member of the Methow Valley swim team. He was very involved in the theater, performing in many plays at the local theaters and school. He truly enjoyed encouraging and supporting younger kids in theater productions.

He was interested in the firefighting job because he grew up with the Forest Service, where his mother, Jennifer, currently works, and his father, Ski, worked for many years. He liked the arduous physical work required for the job, but what he really loved was the camaraderie of the crew, and being involved in the firefighting effort. Tom loved the Methow Valley where he grew up and the people who live there.  Everyone he was associated with enriched his life.

Tom was in his second summer of being a firefighter, working for the Methow Valley Ranger District, a job that he loved. He will be sorely missed.

Tom was one of three firefighters that were killed on August 19, 2015, while fighting the Twisp River fire west of Twisp, Washington. The agency confirmed that they were “engaged in initial attack operations and were involved in a vehicle accident when it is believed that the fire overtook the vehicle.”

Tom loved his family and his friends, and was happy and enjoyed life. He was kind and big-hearted, and saw value in every person that he met. He always stuck up for the underdog. He always had kind words for everyone.

Andrew Zajac – US Forest Service, Last Alarm 8/19/2015 – Wildland Fire & Collision

Andrew Zajac, 26, was born to a close knit family in Downers Grove, Illinois. Growing up he played the cello, football, and explored the nation’s great outdoors on trips with his family.  Together they planted thousands of seedling trees on their sustainable forest land, laying the foundation for a deep passion to care for nature as well as to enjoy being outdoors.

Andrew graduated from Downers Grove North High School and attended Case Western Reserve University where he played football and discovered a new passion for the field of ecology.  This eventually led him to University of South Dakota where he earned a Master’s Degree in biology.  While there he met and fell in love with Jennifer.

They hiked the Pacific Crest Trail from Canada to Mexico in the summer of 2013 and were married in November 2014 in an outdoor ceremony in the Gila National Forest.

Their love of the outdoors brought them to Winthrop, Washington where they began to set the foundation for a simple life together in the valley. Andrew had a deep love for his wife and family.

He enjoyed creating things with his own two hands if for nothing else than to better understand how it worked.  He took great pride in all that he did. He was a strong, independent, and intelligent man.  He will be greatly missed.

Andrew was one of three firefighters that were killed on August 19, 2015, while fighting the Twisp River fire west of Twisp, Washington. The agency confirmed that they were “engaged in initial attack operations and were involved in a vehicle accident when it is believed that the fire overtook the vehicle.”

He is survived by his wife Jennifer (Brown) Zajac, his parents James and Mary Zajac, and his brother William Zajac.

Richard Wheeler – US Forest Service, Last Alarm 8/19/2015 – Wildland Fire & Collision.

Richard was born and raised in South Haven Michigan. He married his wife, Celeste, in December of 2012. They moved to Wenatchee in April of 2014 to pursue Rick’s fire career.

Fighting fires was in his blood. He was a fourth generation firefighter. He caught the fire bug in his early twenties shortly after leaving AmeriCorps. Rick held many seasonal Fire positions with the US Forest Service. For several years he worked for the Tatanka Hotshots of South Dakota.
In between seasons, Rick would return to Michigan to attend Grand Valley State University. He earned his bachelors degree in Natural Resources Management in the spring of 2013. He planned on using his degree and seasonal work experience to obtain a permanent position with the forest service.

After moving to Wenatchee, he worked on a hand crew, Wenatchee River IA out of Leavenworth, Washington for the 2014 season. For the 2015 season he was working for the Methow Valley Ranger District engine crew based in Winthrop, Washington.

Rick loved anything to do with the outdoors. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, and hiker. He belonged to a church hiking group, and was known for placing extra weight in his pack as a challenge and to keep in shape for the upcoming fire seasons. He would always push himself to be the best he could be.

As a person who lived in each moment, Rick will be remembered for his smile, laughter, and energy. He hated sitting around. He was always trying to learn something new, and was always finding new hobbies.

Rick was one of three firefighters that were killed on August 19, 2015, while fighting the Twisp River fire west of Twisp, Washington. The agency confirmed that they were “engaged in initial attack operations and were involved in a vehicle accident when it is believed that the fire overtook the vehicle.”

Rick will be remembered as a loving husband, brother, and son. He leaves behind wife Celeste, parents Karen and Randy Morey, and brothers Jacob Morey, Nathan Morey, and Robert Wheeler.

Mike McCoy – Tukwila, Last Alarm 4/22/2015 – Heart Attack

McCoy started his career as a volunteer with King County Fire Districts 1 and 18 at 16 years old. He joined KCFD 26 in 1982 as a resident volunteer. In 1986 he was hired as a paid firefighter for KCFD 1. He joined the Tukwila Fire Department in 1987 when KCFD 1 was annexed into the City of Tukwila.

McCoy also found time to work for Puget Sound Ambulance as an emergency medical technician from 1988 until 1990, for American MedTech from 1990 until 1994, and for American Medical Response as a dispatcher from 1994 until the present.

As a member of the Seattle – King County Disaster Team, Washington One Disaster Medical Assistance Team, and Washington Task Force One,  McCoy responded to many national and international disasters including the Oklahoma City bombing and Super Storm Sandy.

During the Haiti earthquake, the Katrina, Rita, Wilma, Irene, and Charlie hurricanes, McCoy served as the Type One Operations Section Chief. And during the Katrina hurricane, he was responsible for the largest patient evacuation in U.S. history.

McCoy is survived by wife Mary, sons Corbin and James, grandson Hunter, brothers Pat and KC, his father Earl, and numerous nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother Midge and his son Charlie.

Jeff N. Sarchin – Snohomish County #1, Last Alarm 6/30/2015 – Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Jeff Sarchin passed away on the evening of June 30, 2015 at the age of 62. Jeff’s mind and body were strong, but his lungs just couldn’t keep up. His family was standing with him for his last hours: Susan, his wife of 42 years, his children Collin and Sarah, and his brother Larry Sarchin.

Born October 21, 1952 in Portland, Oregon, Jeff spent his childhood on Mercer Island, his teenage years in Ellensburg, and most of his adult life in Kenmore, Washington. He was a rule breaker as a child, a renegade as a teenager, a grateful husband and father, and worked for 30 years a skillful and compassionate Paramedic.

His Parents, Norm and Donna Sarchin, had both passed, but the time Jeff spent with his mother during the last years of her life was a treasure to him. Jeff always had a guitar in the living room and a bicycle in the garage. He faced the difficulties of his youth with courage and honesty, and as an adult he built his life with passion and thoughtful direction.

To the end, he was dispensing retirement advice, reassurance, love, and eyebrow humor. Jeff shunned nostalgia (except where the children are concerned), and was generous with friends but frugal with finances. He is survived by close friends and a large extended family who love and will miss him dearly.

Keith Johnson – Seattle, Last Alarm 12/16/2014 – Esophageal Cancer

Mark Normington – Spokane Valley, Last Alarm 8/10/2014 – Multiple Myeloma Cancer

JB Bryson – Skagit County Search & Rescue, Last Alarm 6/28/2014 – Fell from cliff

John G Fox – Bellevue Fire, Last Alarm 4/14/2014 – Kidney Cancer

Daniel J. Hall – Department of Corrections, Last Alarm 10/17/2013 – Wildland Fire

Carl Murray – Vancouver, Last Alarm 7/30/2013 – Lung Cancer

Robert Hamel – Clark County #6, Last Alarm 7/25/2013 – Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

John Knighten – Spokane, Last Alarm 6/30/2013 – Multiple Myeloma Cancer

Albert Nejmeh – Tacoma, Last Alarm 5/14/2013 – Heart Attack

Robert Schmidt – Kent, Last Alarm 4/22/2013 – Brain Cancer

Jessie Hernandez – Seattle, Last Alarm 3/19/2013 – Cancer

John Moncrief – South King Fire, Last Alarm 7/21/2012 – Multiple Myeloma Cancer

Ernest R. Rideout – Kent Fire, Last Alarm 6/6/2012 – Multiple Myeloma Cancer

George H. Sly – Spokane Valley, Last Alarm 11/22/2011 – Esophageal Cancer

Matthew Hadaller III – Lewis FPD #3, Last Alarm 6/27/2011 – Medical

Jeffrey Birt – Seattle, Last Alarm 5/6/2011 – Esophageal Cancer

Garet Rasmussen – Chelan FPD #1, Last Alarm 6/12/2011 – Unknown

Matthew Durham – Woodinville, Last Alarm 12/30/2010 – Chronic Myelogenous

Jesse Youngs – Seattle, Last Alarm 10/22/2010 – Brain Cancer

Chet Bauermeister – Franklin FPD #4, Last Alarm 6/23/2010 – Wildland Fire

Terence Goldberg – Kirkland, Last Alarm 11/8/2009 – Cancer

David Jacobs Jr. – Seattle, Last Alarm 11/8/2009 – Esophageal Cancer

Edward J. Langolis – Kirkland, Last Alarm 10/4/2009 – Cancer

Bob Wilson – Jefferson FPD #2 & #5, Last Alarm 4/7/2009 – Unknown

Terry Bower – Skagit County Dist. #11, Last Alarm 3/7/2009 – Chronic Myelogenous

Roger Duke– Vancouver, Last Alarm 1/2/2009 – Brain Cancer

Zachary VanderGriend – US Forest Service, Last Alarm 9/1/2008 – Wildland Fire

William Dean McLean – Douglas County #5, Last Alarm 8/7/2008 – Wildland Fire

Daniel B. Packer – East Pierce Fire, Last Alarm 8/26/2008 – Wildland Fire

Andrew Palmer – National Park Service, Last Alarm 7/25/2008 – Wildland Fire

Marty Hauer – Kent Fire, Last Alarm 6/3/2008 – Cancer

Timothy Heelan – Seattle, Last Alarm 1/30/2008 – Cancer

James H. Scragg – Seattle, Last Alarm 1/17/2008 – Lung Cancer

Eric R. Lyons – Kennewick, Last Alarm 7/5/2007 – Heart Attack

Douglas Waller – South King Fire, Last Alarm 10/31/2006 – Infectious Disease

Lillian Patten – US Forest Service, Last Alarm 8/13/2006 – Helicopter Crash

David M. Potter – Unknown, Last Alarm 6/1/2006 – Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Kevin Burgoyne – Unknown, Last Alarm 5/7/2006 – Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Robert E. McLaughlin – Ocean Shores, Last Alarm 3/21/2006 – Drowning

James Barnard – Seattle, Last Alarm 10/25/2005 – Cancer

Nathaniel Ford – Seattle, Last Alarm 7/23/2005 – Heart Attack

Mark Noble – Olympia FD, Last Alarm 1/15/2005 – Brain Cancer

Mike Ward – US Forest Service, Last Alarm 8/11/2004 – Helicopter Crash

Gerry N. Moberg – Unknown, Last Alarm 8/7/2004 – Cancer

Timothy Ross – Unknown, Last Alarm 12/5/2003 – Brain Cancer

Richard Tiffany – Clark County #12, Last Alarm 11/17/2003 – Heart Attack

Randall Harmon – US Forest Service, Last Alarm 7/25/2003 – Plane Crash

Robert Morehouse – Snohomish County #1, Last Alarm 9/9/2002 – Pancreatic Cancer’

Steven W. Haworth – Unknown, Last Alarm 3/11/2002 – Brain Cancer

Allan MaCrae Marriott – East Jefferson, Last Alarm 9/8/2001 – Heart Attack

Devin A. Weaver – US Forest Service, Last Alarm 7/10/2001 – Wildland Fire

Jessica L. Johnson – US Forest Service, Last Alarm 7/10/2001 – Wildland Fire

Karen L. Fitzpatrick – US Forest Service, Last Alarm 7/10/2001 – Wildland Fire

Thomas L. Craven – US Forest Service, Last Alarm 7/10/2001 – Wildland Fire

Jeremy Chandler – Grant FPD #5, Last Alarm 6/18/2001 – Cardiac Medical

Steve Henderson – Lacey Fire District #3, Last Alarm 10/9/1999 – Infectious Disease

Lawrence R. Eager – Unknown, Last Alarm 6/29/1997 – Lung Cancer

Curtis W. Rogers – Vancouver, Last Alarm 4/3/1997 – Intestinal Cancer

Charlie Mestaz– Yakima County Search & Rescue, Last Alarm 3/18/1997 – Drowning

Russett S. Hauber – Yakima County Search & Rescue, Last Alarm 3/15/1997 – Drowning

Gary V. Medica – Seattle, Last Alarm 12/19/1996 – Heart Attack

John Boster – Grant FPD #5, Last Alarm 4/9/1996 – Fire Truck Collision

Steven M. Beck – King FPD #2, Last Alarm 3/6/1996 – Lung Cancer

William Angel – Unknown, Last Alarm 4/3/1995 – Cancer

Dana Morrison – Ferry FPD #2, Last Alarm 3/27/1995 – Heart Attack

Walter Kilgore – Seattle, Last Alarm 1/5/1995 – Building Collapse

Gregory Shoemaker – Seattle, Last Alarm 1/5/1995 – Building Collapse

James Brown – Seattle, Last Alarm 1/5/1995 – Building Collapse

Randall Terlicker – Seattle, Last Alarm 1/5/1995 – Building Collapse

John C. King – US Army Reserve, Last Alarm 9/23/1994 – Plane Crash

Paul T. Hodges – US Forest Service, Last Alarm 7/27/1994 – Heart Attack

Paul Bjorklund – Benton FPD #1, Last Alarm 7/4/1992 – Fire Truck Collision

Donald Perry – Seattle, Last Alarm 6/5/1991 – Lung Cancer

Loren Christian – Chewelah, Last Alarm 12/24/1990 – Heart Attack

Toni Godsil – Grand Coulee, Last Alarm 8/6/1990 – Wildland Fire

Robert P. Wiebe – US Forest Service, Last Alarm 9/30/1990 – Plane Crash

Ralph F. Glasgow – US Forest Service, Last Alarm 9/30/1990 – Plane Crash

Stephen Bovey – US Forest Service, Last Alarm 9/30/1990 – Plane Crash

Jeanette A. Dozier – Snohomish #14, Last Alarm 11/6/1989 – Auto Collision

Mathew W. Johnson – Seattle, Last Alarm 9/9/1989 – Smoke Inhalation

Ron Nelson – DNR, Last Alarm 9/9/1989 – Wildland Fire

Ralph W. Boyle – Yakima #5, Last Alarm 8/24/1989 – Shot by Arsonist

Jean Verville – DNR, Last Alarm 9/9/1988 – Wildland Fire

Lincoln McGowan – DNR, Last Alarm 9/9/1988 – Wildland Fire

Irving D. Day – Tacoma, Last Alarm 2/1/1988 – Respiratory Disease

Robert R. Sittner – Skagit #7, Last Alarm 1/30/1988 – Heart Attack

Michael P. Adams – DNR, Last Alarm 7/17/1987 – Wildland Fire

Robert Earhart – Seattle, Last Alarm 7/12/1987 – Smoke Inhalation

Gary Parks – Everett, Last Alarm 2/16/1987 – Smoke Inhalation

Donald Christensen – North Bonneville, Last Alarm 1/17/1987 – Heart Attack

Daniel R. Lohr – Sultan, Last Alarm 11/23/1986 – Hit by a Train

Cash L. Hopkins – DNR, Last Alarm 8/16/1986 – Wildland Fire

Charles E. Braban – Seattle, Last Alarm 3/6/1985 – Unknown

Timothy J. Trudell – DNR, Last Alarm 7/29/1985 – Plane Crash

James E. Dunlap – DNR, Last Alarm 7/29/1985 – Plane Crash

Jaycee Nosie – Bureau of Indian Affairs Wenatchee, Last Alarm 8/1/1985 – Blunt Trauma

Mary Mathews – Seattle, Last Alarm 1/14/1984 – Blunt Trauma

Lisa Long – Seattle, Last Alarm 7/7/1983 – Heart Attack

Paul Heidenreich – Spokane, Last Alarm 9/12/1982 – Smoke Inhalation

Levy H. Nelson – Thurston FPD #9, Last Alarm 5/9/1982 – Heart Attack

Raymond Kadow – Pierce #2, Last Alarm 4/25/1982 – Heart Attack

Edward A. Carbaugh – US Cost Guard Seattle, Last Alarm 1/1/1982 – Unknown

Julian J. Malek – King #47, Last Alarm 9/24/1981– Heart Attack

Ronnie O. Beems – Vancouver/Clark County #6, Last Alarm 1/1/1981 – Unknown

Morris J. Bliss – Washougal, Last Alarm 10/18/1980 – Heart Attack

Scott W. Maybay – King FPD #16, Last Alarm 3/31/1980 – Run over by fire truck

George W. Bittman – Thurston FPD #11, Last Alarm 3/9/1980 – Heart Attack

Robert G. Hanna – Spokane, Last Alarm 3/2/1980 – Heart Attack

Ralph P. Bucklen – Kent, Last Alarm 6/26/1979 – Head injury

Dale W. Kruse – Sequim, Last Alarm 8/30/1978 – Run over by fire truck

Frank W. Williams – Pierce FPD #26, Last Alarm 3/19/1978 – Heart Attack

Roy E. Scales – Skagit #10, Last Alarm 8/5/1977 – Heart Attack

Arthur C. Shrives – Benton FPD #1, Last Alarm 6/30/1977 – Wildland Fire

Ronald G. Storlie – King #4, Last Alarm 1/8/1977 – Heart Attack

Kendrick Rowland – Zillah, Last Alarm 1/6/1977 – Building Collapse

Laramie Griffitts – King #36, Last Alarm 11/7/1976 – Stroke

Gerald Miller – Seattle, Last Alarm 5/10/1976 – Unknown

Milton Johnson – Asotin #1, Last Alarm 1/16/1975 – Heart Attack

Leonard E. Roseberry – Benton FPD #5, Last Alarm 6/30/1974 – Fire Truck Collision

Robert Billings – Stanwood, Last Alarm 6/21/1974 – Auto Collision

Dale F. Jones – Tacoma, Last Alarm 2/25/1974 – Smoke Inhalation

Robert A. Nelson – Kitsap #7, Last Alarm 1/17/1974 – Heart Attack

Woodrow W. Groom Jr. – Walla Walla, Last Alarm 1/1/1974 – Unknown

Gabrial Techi – Walla Walla, Last Alarm 1/1/1974 – Unknown

Arthur S. Hillstrom – South Prairie, Last Alarm 12/26/1973 – Heart Attack

Kenneth Bridges – Yakima #11, Last Alarm 11/26/1973 – Fire Truck Collision

Richard Kretz – Cowlitz FPD #3, Last Alarm 9/12/1973 – Electrocuted

Paul Linder – King FPD #318, Last Alarm 6/24/1973 – Electrocuted

Carroll Wagaman – Tacoma, Last Alarm 12/4/1972 – Aneurysm

Edward Minaker – Whatcom FPD #3, Last Alarm 9/18/1972 – Heart Attack

Richard S. Mason – Elma, Last Alarm 2/4/1972 – Heart Attack

Nick L. Krieger – Spokane FPD #9, Last Alarm 4/12/1971 – Fire Truck Collision

Francis “Rudy” Wright – Marysville, Last Alarm 11/3/1970 – Fire Truck Collision

Roy K. Ramble – Grant FPD #5, Last Alarm 10/21/1969 – Fire Truck Collision

Patrick E. Parsons – King FPD #39, Last Alarm 1/2/1969 – Fire Truck Collision

Henry C. Gronnerud – Seattle, Last Alarm 11/29/1968 – Unknown

Charles P. Kimmel – King FPD #13, Last Alarm 7/21/1967 – Fall from fire truck

James D. Fisher – Spokane FPD #3, Last Alarm 4/3/1967 – Fire Truck Collision

Robert D. Miller – Klickitat FPD #3, Last Alarm 8/15/1966 – Heart Attack

Harold W. Webb – Seattle, Last Alarm 6/17/1966 – Unknown

Leroy A. Mackey – Spokane, Last Alarm 1/14/1966 – Smoke Inhalation

Maurice R. Bradley – Jefferson FPD #1, Last Alarm 3/21/1965 – Electrocuted

Robert H. Stewart – Yakima FPD #5, Last Alarm 1/27/1965 – CO Poisoning at station

John Herron – Seattle, Last Alarm 7/23/1964 – Unknown

Ernest A. Smith – Selah, Last Alarm 5/20/1964 – Heart Attack

Alvin Olson – Clark FPD #3, Last Alarm 11/1/1963 – Heart Attack

Arthur Strong – Tacoma, Last Alarm 7/14/1963 – Smoke Inhalation

Merritt Nichols – Pierce #3, Last Alarm 4/11/1962 – Auto Collision

Raymond Stronzinsky – Walla Walla, Last Alarm 6/7/1961– Unknown

James Willey – Seattle, Last Alarm 1/10/1957 – Unknown

Leonard W. Doyle – Spokane, Last Alarm 6/2/1956 – Crushed by falling debris

Orvil Childress – Walla Walla, Last Alarm 6/10/1955 – Unknown

Oscar F. Knierim – Tacoma, Last Alarm 9/12/1953 – Lungs seared in fire

Willis A. Cunnington – Walla Walla, Last Alarm 6/2/1952 – Unknown

John D. Janson – Unknown, Last Alarm 8/21/1951– Unknown

Fire Chief Clyde Eaton – Ferndale, Last Alarm 3/27/1950 – Burns from exploding gasoline drum

Glen S. Murphy – Seattle, Last Alarm 9/11/1949 – Unknown

Jack McGee – Seattle, Last Alarm 5/7/1949 – Unknown

Fred Larson – Seattle, Last Alarm 3/22/1947 – Unknown

George H. Stewart – Spokane, Last Alarm 2/2/1947 – Electrical Shock

Andrew G. Beattie – Seattle, Last Alarm 12/11/1945 – Unknown

Walter F. Gustafson – Spokane, Last Alarm12/27/1944 – Smoke Inhalation

Clyde Jenkins – Seattle, Last Alarm 9/8/1944 – Heart Attack

Luther D. Bonner – Seattle, Last Alarm 2/20/1943 – Unknown

Jesse L. Booher – Spokane, Last Alarm 2/25/1942 – Heart Attack

Clarence J. Johnson – Tacoma, Last Alarm11/18/1940 – Smoke Inhalation

Thomas E. Sparrow – Spokane, Last Alarm 7/15/1939 – Heart Attack

Oscor Ebbinghouse – Seattle, Last Alarm 2/28/1939 – Unknown

Theodore R. Cousland – Seattle, Last Alarm 6/2/1938 – Unknown

Albert S. Wolpert – Seattle, Last Alarm10/1/1937 – Unknown

Conrad Hymel – Tacoma, Last Alarm 2/8/1934 – Ran over by fire apparatus

Charles Bunnell – Spokane, Last Alarm 10/6/1930 – Heart Attack

Koski Wilho – Seattle, Last Alarm 8/12/1929 – Unknown

Charles E. Wheeler – Seattle, Last Alarm 5/3/1928 – Unknown

Darwin T. Lund – Seattle, Last Alarm 6/30/1927 – Unknown

Cecil McKenzie – Seattle, Last Alarm 8/7/1925 – Unknown

William Shuberg – Seattle, Last Alarm 9/22/1924 – Unknown

George Crane – Tacoma, Last Alarm 5/3/1924 – Heart Attack

William A. Hutchinson – Spokane, Last Alarm 5/3/1924 – Fire Truck Collision

William A. Taro – Everett, Last Alarm 11/10/1923 – Unknown

Dennis T. Boyle – Everett, Last Alarm 10/29/1923 – Unknown

Horace E. Roberts – Seattle, Last Alarm 6/23/1923 – Unknown

Leo Hertel – Seattle, Last Alarm 12/24/1922 – Electrical Shock

William Carr – Seattle, Last Alarm 12/9/1922 – Hemorrhaging

Tom Cunningham – Centralia, Last Alarm 6/25/1920 – Unknown

Charles F. Lacasse – Seattle, Last Alarm 4/7/1920 – Unknown

Warren S. Willis – Spokane, Last Alarm 1/11/1920 – Fell from fire pole

Peter Coughlan – Seattle, Last Alarm 11/20/1919 – Blunt Trauma

Ole G. Rust – Seattle, Last Alarm 7/24/1917 – Unknown

Fred G. Gilham – Seattle, Last Alarm 1/20/1917 – Unknown

G. Deardorf – Spokane, Last Alarm 9/21/1914 – Fall from a ladder

Patrick Cooper – Seattle, Last Alarm 8/2/1914 – Unknown

F. McClure – Tacoma, Last Alarm 12/16/1912 – Electrocuted

Albert Schwartzer – Tacoma, Last Alarm 10/6/1912 – Ran over by fire apparatus

Robert J. Wolff – Walla Walla, Last Alarm 1/27/1912 – Unknown

Jesse Hill – Tacoma, Last Alarm 2/15/1911 – Ran over by fire apparatus

N. Longfellow – Seattle, Last Alarm12/15/1910 – Unknown

Henry j. Maynard – Spokane, Last Alarm 7/25/1909 – Hose wagon collision

Daniel Noonan – Tacoma, Last Alarm 1/30/1909 – Hose wagon collision

Herman A. Mero – Spokane, Last Alarm 3/6/1905 – Fall from a height

John Lynch – Spokane, Last Alarm 10/8/1902 – Fall from window

Charles Brandon – Seattle, Last Alarm 3/6/1899 – Unknown

George T. Chapman – Spokane, Last Alarm 5/25/1894 – Training Accident

O. Phillips – Tacoma, Last Alarm 4/6/1892 – Pneumonia

Herman Larson – Seattle, Last Alarm 3/9/1891 – Training Accident