04/25/15 346 W - + 8 - 6 Eight Fallen Firefighters To Be Honored at North Carolina Memorial Service on May 2, 2015

On Saturday, May 2, 2015, the names of eight firefighters will be added to the North Carolina Fallen Firefighters Memorial in downtown Raleigh. The tenth annual memorial service starts at 1:00 p.m. The day's events also include a fire apparatus parade at 10:00 a.m. More event information.

The eight fallen firefighters include six who died in 2014, plus a pair of legacy additions from 1999 and 1973. These will also be added to my fallen firefighters database.

Halbert E. Campbell Operations Officer North Carolina Forest Service November 17, 1973 Died of a heart attack after leaving work, after a day of dispatching firefighting resources across the coastal region of North Carolina and specifically to a large fire in Holly Shelter. Find a Grave posting.
Ralph Wynne Fire Chief Pactolus VFD July 31, 1999 Died as result of heart attack suffered while operating at a training exercise on July 29, 1999. PFD Facebook posting.
John Derek Gupton Firefighter Justice Rural VFD September 16, 2014 Died of injuries sustained in motor-vehicle accident, while operating a 2,500 gallon tanker that overturned after leaving the road and striking a ditch culvert. USFA notification.
James Halliburton Education Ranger NC Forest Service August 13, 2014 Died when struck by a fallen tree that was being removed from a roadway by a tractor at the Tuttle Educational State Forest in Lenoir. He was pronounced dead at the scene. News release.
Thomas Gerald Lee Firefighter Four Oaks FD February 1, 2014 Died at his home from an apparent heart attack within twenty-four hours of responding to the station for a motor-vehicle accident call. NCFFF posting.
Steven Brad McCoy Firefighter Nantahala FD November 21, 2014 Died in a fire at his home, after rescuing his daughter and returning into the structure to rescue his son, who had already been rescued by his wife.
NCFFF posting.
Donald Ray Miller Firefighter Glendale Springs VFD February 4, 2014 Died within twenty-four hours of a training exercise. NCFFF posting.
Ricky Wooten Doub Fire Chief Forbush VFD December 16, 2014 Found deceased at his home after responding to an EMS call and a fire call during the day. USFA notification.

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