It appears that this Line Of Duty Death was overlooked on my part and I wanted to be sure it got posted so we can honor our brothers service and sacrifice to his community and Nation.
It is with deep regret that I post the following from the United States Fire Administration concerning the departure of a fellow brother in arms.
Name: Joseph Mack McCafferty
Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death: Cerebrovascular Accident
Emergency Duty: Yes
Incident Date: 01/02/2010
Duty Type: On-Scene Fire
Incident Time: 17:30
Activity Type: Incident Command
Death Date: 01/16/2010
Fixed Prop. Use: Residential
Fire Dept. Info: Lancaster Fire Department
1596 East Main Street
Lancaster , Ohio 43130
Chief: Chief Steven Sells
Initial Summary: Lieutenant McCafferty was incident commander at the scene of a residential structure fire when he collapsed on the fireground and later succumbed to an apparent stroke.
Memorial Fund Info: Local 291 Memorial Fund 1596 East Main Street Lancaster, Ohio 43130 ATTEN. Dana Hiles
Tribute is being paid to Lieutenant McCafferty at http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/