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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

USFA: Ohio Firefighter LODD: On-Duty Death 10.20.2013

Firefighter Leroy Murphy Jr., 56, on October 18, 2013 at 2030hrs, responded to a fire call involving farm equipment while on duty with the Gettysburg Rural Fire Department. The following morning, Leroy Murphy fell ill while teaching at a local fire academy. Firefighter Murphy was treated and transported, on October 20, 2013, to the hospital but passed away a short while later from an embolism.

Leroy Murphy is survived by his father: Leroy Murphy of Greenville; his wife: Betty (Martin) Murphy of Greenville; son: Wyatt Murphy of Greenville; daughter and son-in-law: Amanda and Clayton Hans of Greenville; stepdaughters and sons-in-law: Betty and Brad Meade of Greenville, Nicole and Ronald Shellabarger of Greenville; stepson and daughter-in-law: Michael and Laci Reynolds of Summerville, S.C.; 12 grandchilden; brother and sister in law: Terry and Kim Murphy of Versailles; sister: Deborah Bailey of Greenville; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and all of his brother firefighters.

Our condolences to the Murphy Family & Friends, the Gettsburg Rural Fire Department, and to all affected Firefighter Leroy Murphy Jr.'s passing.

To date, 86  firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2013. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) Fatality Notices page.

(The usual disclaimers: I am not a journalist; This is a blog that expresses an outlook and is not conclusive in any shape or manner.) 

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