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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 64th Line Of Duty Deaths for 2015 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Richard Leo Crosby, Sr. 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 Casnovia Township Fire Department.

Richard Leo Crosby, Sr.

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 67
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 44

Date of Incident: 09/24/2015
Time of Incident: Pending
Date of Death: 09/24/2015

Fire Department: Casnovia Township Fire Department
Address: 17569 Bailey Road, Bailey, MI 17569
Fire Department Chief: Scott A. Pant

Incident Description: Firefighter Crosby suffered a cardiac arrest during a fire call incident that occurred on 9/24/2015. Crosby was taken off of life support and succumbed to his injury on 09/26/2015.

Incident Location: Pending

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Richard Leo Crosby, Sr., at

To date, 64 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2015. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at

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