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The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: TX

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 14th Line Of Duty Death for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Fire Rescue Officer William Scott Tanksley has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the Dallas Fire Rescue Department.

William Scott Tanksley


Rank: Fire Rescue Officer
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 14

Date of Incident: 02/10/2014
Time of Incident: 2010hrs
Date of Death: 02/10/2014

Fire Department: Dallas Fire Rescue Department
Address: 1500 Marilla Street, 7AS, Dallas, TX 75201
Fire Department Chief: Louie Bright, III

Incident Description: As road conditions in Dallas began icing over and visibility was hampered by mist and fog, Fire Rescue Officer Tanksley was operating at the scene of an auto accident which occurred on a bridge in Southwest Dallas. Tanksley 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 Officer Tanksley was pronounced dead.

Incident Location: Spur 408 Bridge and Interstate-20 (U. S. National Grid: 14S PB 9252 1663)

Tribute is being paid to Fire Rescue Officer William Scott Tanksley at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/

To date, 14 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2014. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/fatalityData/stati...

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