It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 49th Line Of Duty Death for 2016 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Captain Michael Lee Schultz 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 Hoyt Rural Fire District #3.
Michael Lee Schultz
Years of Service: 27
Date of Incident: 07/27/2016
Time of Incident: 1700hrs
Date of Death: 07/27/2016
Fire Department: Hoyt Rural Fire District #3
Address: 202 E 4th St, Hoyt, KS 66440
Fire Department Chief: Ed Kester
Incident Description: Captain Schultz was killed when the tanker he was operating lost a front tire and crashed off of the roadway, rolling over several times. A second firefighter was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The pair of firefighters were on their way to a county fair parade when the fatal crash occurred.
Incident Location: US 75 and 166th Rd, Mayetta, KS 66509
Tribute is being paid to Captain Michael Lee Schultz at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
To date, 49 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2016. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at https://www.usfa.fema.gov/data/statistics/ff_fatality_reports.html