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Line of Duty Death - Listing

Line of Duty Death Graphic of Fallen Firefighter Memorial

Official determinations of Line of Duty Deaths are made by the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Programs, administered by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance. If a death is determined a LODD, PSOB provides a one-time benefit to eligible survivors.

*Indicates that the North Carolina Office of State Fire Marshal has filed a LODD claim that is awaiting approval from PSOB. For more information, visit


*Jeff Holden Orange Rural Fire Department 8/13/18
*Dakota Snavely East Side Fire Department 6/10/18


*Jason K. Hensley, Triple Community Fire Department 10/9/17
*Michael Eric Pennell, Central Alexander/Taylorsville F.D. 04/17/17


*Donald Reid Key, Whispering Pines F.D. 12/27/16
*Lennie Jackson Terry, Triple Springs Volunteer Fire Department 12/11/16
*David K. Britt, Severn Fire Department 06/18/16
*Jay Tyndall, Hugo Fire/Rescue 05/12/16
*Josh Warren, Alexis Volunteer Fire Department 06/16/16
*Captain Bradley Long, Sherrills Ford-Terrell Fire and Rescue 06/06/16
*John M. Davis, Jr., Kenly F.D. 05/07/16
*Richard Sheltra, Pineville – Marrow F.D. 04/30/2016
*Steven Toppin, Gates County Rescue & EMS 03/08/16
*James Varnell, Baker Town V.F.D. 02/02/16
*Joshua Woods, Siler City Fire Dept. 01/12/16


*Sidney Winer, No. 7 Township Fire/Rescue 12/15/15
*Nieves Ramierz, Cary EMS 08/21/15
*Carl Phillips, Locke Township F.D. 08/17/15
*Christopher Daniels, Pine Level V. F. D. 08/17/15
*J. D. Robinson, Brasstown V. F. D. 08/14/15
*Allen Hicks, Air National Guard 07/27/15
*Donald Fonville, Durham County EMS 07/04/15
*Amy Pierce, Badin Lake V. F. D. 03/17/15
*William McKinney, Jr., Rockingham EMS 01/14/15
*Gary Davis, Person County EMS 02/01/15


*Chief Ricky W. Doub, Forbush Fire Department 12/16/14
*Brad McCoy,Nantahala V.F.D. 11/20/14
*John D. Gupton, Justice V.F.D. 09/16/14
*Donald R. Miller, Glendale Springs V.F.D. 02/04/14
*Thomas Gerald Lee, Four Oaks V.F.D. 02/01/14


*David Brophy, Parkton Fire/Rescue 12/15/13
*Jon Schondelmayer, Swift Creek F.D. 12/18/13
*Jeff Fields, Youngsville F.D. 12/25/13
*David Heath, New Hanover County Fire Rescue 10/14/13
*Tony Barker, Mountain View V.F.D. (Wilkes County) 06/13/13
*Dennis Lamm, Chief of Elm City EMS (Wilson County) Rescue 05/09/13
*Joseph Wesley Autrey, Burke County EMS and Lovelady Fire & Rescue 4/26/13
*Sarah Stonesifer, Pinehill V.F.D. 03/29/13
*Owens Ward, Columbus County Transport 03/29/13
*Chief Scott Morrison, Knotts Island V.F.D. 03/03/13


*Walter M. Summerville, Kernersville Fire and Rescue 11/7/12
*John M. Hall, Bladen County Deputy Fire Marshal and Clarkton V.F.D. 11/7/12
*David Mitchell Tatum, White Oak V.F.D. (Bladen County) 11/5/12
*Caleb Benfield, Bethlehem Community Fire/Rescue 10/10/12
*Jack Snoddy, Brunswick County Emergency Services 8/27/12
*Donald Suggs, Summerville Fire/Rescue 6/11/12
*John Dwight Jefferson, Edgecombe County Rescue , 6/9/12
*Shawn Mitchell, Caswell County EMS, 2/28/12
*Chad Settlemyre, Sawmills F.D., 2/27/12
*Samuel Butler, Evans Crossroads V.F.D., 1/9/12


*Johnny Lynn Norton, Hot Springs V.F.D., 11/21/11
*Jeffery S. Bowen, Asheville F.D., 7/28/11
*George W. Fisher III, Sandy Bottom V.F.D., 8/22/11
*David Samuel Howell, Roseboro V.F.D., 5/23/11
*David Hunsinger Jr., Tar Heel V.F.D., 4/7/11
*Ricky Barbour, Wilson's Mills, 2/4/11
*James F. Walters Sr., Parkton V.F.D., 1/29/11
*Jeffery Grega, Little Swift V.F.D., 1/17/11


*Johnny Littleton, Pine Level V.F.D., 8/20/10
*Jeremy Bolick, Blowing Rock Fire & Rescue, 3/21/10
*Thomas Wright, Blowing Rock Fire & Rescue, 3/21/10


Richard Adam Miller, Belmont Fire Department , 12/29/2009
Jimmy Lee Davis, Sr., White Oak V.F.D., 12/10/2009
Chad Eric Greene, High Point Fire Department and Union Cross Fire and Rescue of Forsyth County Inc, 11/4/2009
Robert Simmons, Central School V.F.D., 9/1/2009
Matthew Tramel, Pembroke City Fire Department, 6/5/2009
Bonnie S. McNeil, Union Rescue Squad, 5/14/2009
Greg Cooke, Salem District Volunteer Fire Dept., 3/21/2009
William Gray Parsons, Millers Creek Volunteer Fire Department, 2/1/2009


Carol Irene Taylor, Goldsboro Fire Department, 11/14/2008
George Crocker, Pine Level VFD, 6/22/2008
Colin Gene Thomas, Verona V.F.D., 6/14/2008
Rufus E. Brinson, Jr., Reelsboro V.F.D., 6/6/2008
Justin E. Monroe, Salisbury Fire Department, 3/7/2008
Victor A. Isler, Salisbury Fire Department, 3/7/2008
James Earl Arthur, Cold Water V.F.D., 2/11/2008
Herman "S." Jones, Raleigh Fire Department, 1/22/2008
Paul Ellington, Oregon Hill V.F.D., 1/1/2008


Raymond Dale White, Dover Fire Department, 9/29/2007
Michael Dean Stanfield, Anderson Township VFD, Inc., 9/10/2007
Glenn William Miller, Whispering Pines V.F.D., 8/17/2007
Todd Hage, Wesley Chapel Fire Department, 8/11/2007
Jerry Donley, Swepsonville Fire Department, 8/8/2007
Nemeth F. Sanders, NC Division of Forest Resources, 7/27/2007
Ottis Earl Stephenson, Jr., Angier & Black River Fire Department, Inc., 5/9/2007
Billy Williams, Rhodestown Volunteer Fire Department, 3/24/2007
Brandon Whimple, Rhodestown Volunteer Fire Department, 3/24/2007
Joe A. Jones, Pilot Mountain Rescue and EMS, Inc., 2/12/2007


Kent Long, Charlotte Fire Department, 12/1/2006
Jeffrey Scott Hollingsworth, Clement Fire Department, 11/30/2006
Michael Timothy Browne, Acme-Delco-Riegelwood Fire/Rescue , 11/16/2006
Robert Whittaker, Marshallberg Voluntary Fire Department, Inc., 11/14/2006
Ronald P. Allen, Jr., Tar Heel Fire Department, 9/22/2006
Willie Price, Jamesville Community Fire Department, 4/16/2006
Kelly M. Kincaid, Morganton Department of Public Safety, 3/19/2006
Wayne Edward Yarborough, Waynesville Fire Department, 3/5/2006


James Edward Scott, Hamilton Volunteer Fire Department, 9/16/2005
Todd Blanchard, Eastern Wake Fire Department, 7/14/2005
Michael T. Childress, Level Cross Fire Department, 5/7/2005
Robert G. Martin, Bostic Fire Department, 1/9/2005


Harold Dean Chappell, Arlington Fire & Rescue, 7/12/2004
Joseph Edward Boles, Cumberland Rd. Fire Dept. and Westarea Fire Dept., 5/11/2004
Phillip Stephen Hulens, Vann Crossroads Fire Department, 4/6/2004


Mark Tyler Franklin, Charlotte Fire Department, 11/30/2003
Gerald Williams, Cool Springs Fire Department, 9/30/2003
Randy Neal Jones, Cool Springs Fire Department, 7/28/2003
Douglas Bruce Coffey, Blowing Rock Fire Department, 7/23/2003
Michael Wayne Copeland, Charlotte Fire Department, 1/25/2003
Terry Wren Caroll, Coats-Grove Fire Rescue Inc., 1/7/2003


Cassandra "Sandy" Powell, McLeansville FD, Guilford County, 9/23/2002
John Moore, Ellerbe Rescue, 8/19/2002
Bridgett Autry, Herring Volunteer Fire Department, 6/13/2002
William Jackson Beard, Jr., Greensboro Fire Department, 4/10/2002
Joshua Brandon Earley, Harrisburg Vol. Fire Dept. & Rescue, Inc. , 3/6/2002
Thomas Earl Brooks, Lumberton Fire Department, 1/31/2002


Eddie Dean Mathis, Dallas Volunteer Fire Department 7/16/2001
Betty King Dennis, Fire & rescue Association Inc., of Centerville 1/3/2001


Howard Vanhoy, Austin Fire Department, 9/5/2000
Lisa Farrow, Engelhard Fire Department, 8/9/2000
David Sharp, Fayetteville Fire Department, 3/17/2000
Gary Bankert, Roanoke-Wildwood Fire Department, 1/15/2000


Kenneth Strain, Hemby Bridge Fire Department, 5/2/1999
Randall Blevins, Helton Ambulance Service, 3/29/1999


Sidney Jones, Throughfare Fire Department, 11/6/1998
Robbie Blizzard, Arrington Fire Department, 11/6/1998
Carson Gosey, SDO Fire Department, 10/24/1998
Brian Cannon, Taylor's Bridge Fire Department, 1/16/1998