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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Texas Fire Rescue Officer LODD: On-Duty Death 02.10.2014

On February 10, 2014 at 2010hrs, As road conditions in Dallas began icing over and visibility was hampered by mist and fog, Fire Rescue Officer William Scott Tanksley, 40, was operating at the scene of an auto accident which occurred on a bridge in Southwest Dallas. Fire Rescue Office Tanksely was setting road flares to warn motorists of the accident when he was reportedly struck by a passing vehicle and fell a significant distance off of the bridge to the ground below.  Responding EMS personnel attempted resuscitation efforts en route to the hospital where Fire Rescue Office William Scott Tanksley was pronounced dead.

"He was doing his job as we do every day, giving all he had to provide services," said Dallas Fire Rescue Chief Louie Bright III outside Methodist Hospital late Tuesday night.

"As always, the department is going to wrap our arms around his family as well as our own fire department family.

William Scott Tanksley is survived by his wife and three children.

Our condolences to the Tanksly Family & Friends, the Dallas Fire Rescue Department and to all affected by Fire Rescue Officer William Scott Tanksley's passing.  
To date, 14 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2014. 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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