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

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

Rank: Captain
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
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

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

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