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Florida Fallen Firefighter Memorial

Honorees

 

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             Florida Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service                      Honored on November 19, 2019       

 

  • Barry Boulton, Sr.   (2019)

Plantation Fire Department

  • Brad Gregrich   (2019)

DeSoto County Fire Rescue

  • Robert D. Taylor   (1985)

Tabor – ITT Rayonier Corporation

 


The Florida Fallen Firefighter Memorial - Ocala, Florida

In the late 1980's, shortly after funds were appropriated for the Florida State Fire College, Fire Chief John Wright, now retired from the Deland Fire Department, proposed that a memorial be erected at the Fire College dedicated to those firefighters who had made the supreme sacrifice while serving the State of Florida. Within two years, over $50,000 had been collected from donors who came from all walks of life, including career and volunteer firefighters of every rank, civilians and fire service organizations. Virtually every firefighter in Florida contributed to the memorial fund.Link to LODD Web Page

Artist Don Murray of Gainesville, Florida, whose father was a firefighter, was commissioned to create the statue that has become the focal point of the Florida Fallen Firefighter Memorial. The life-size bronze statue of a firefighter does not depict the typical heroic pose we often see, but is instead modeled in a pose keeping with the purpose of the Memorial, that being a "Firefighter at Rest". The base of the Memorial was designed by Florida State Fire College Staff, and was constructed by them with assistance from professional masons.

About the engraved bricks at the Memorial's base

 

The Florida Fallen Firefighter Memorial was dedicated on January 11, 1992, and occupies a place of honor at the center of the Florida State Fire College Campus in Ocala, Florida. The Florida Joint Council of Fire and Emergency Services and the staff of the Florida State Fire College maintain the Memorial in perpetuity.

While visiting the Florida Fallen Firefighter Memorial, please remember that this small piece of earth is dedicated to the memory of those who have given their lives so that others might live!

—  This is truly hallowed ground  —

 


Firefighter Memorial Monument - State Capitol

In 2013, the Governor and Cabinet of the State of Florida approved a resolution authorizing the placement of a Firefighter Memorial Monument on the grounds of the state Capitol. Previously, Florida’s Fallen Firefighters were recognized at the Capitol on a Wall of Honor located on the Plaza level of the Capitol.

Firefighter Memorial Monument - State Capitol

The resolution stated that “The Governor and Cabinet of the State of Florida do hereby recognize the heroic efforts of Florida's firefighters and support a dedicated place on the grounds of the State Capitol in Tallahassee, Florida, for all Floridians and visitors to view and express their appreciation to the brave men and women in the fire services”. The resolution further resolved that “The Governor and Cabinet of the State of Florida do hereby endorse and support this effort demonstrating the spirit and legacy of the firefighter - past, present, and future.”

The Joint Council of Fire and Emergency Services was named to lead the effort. Fundraising began, and renowned sculptor Michael D. Jernigan was selected to create the base and the bronze statues.

This memorial is a complement to the existing fallen firefighter memorials located on the grounds of the Florida State Fire College and the Florida Forest Service Training Center.

The Firefighter Memorial Monument was dedicated on April 1, 2019 and stands proudly in the courtyard of the Florida State Capitol. 


Criteria for Recognition

Florida Firefighters who die in the performance of their duties, and firefighters from outside the State of Florida who die in the performance of their duties within the borders of the State of Florida shall be honored in recognition of their sacrifice.

This honor includes having their name inscribed on the Florida Fallen Firefighter Memorial, located at the Florida State Fire College in Ocala, and on the Florida Firefighter Wall of Honor, located in the Florida State Capital in Tallahassee.

Determination as to whether or not the death of a firefighter occurred in the “performance of his or her duties” for the purposes of recognition on the memorial and the wall shall be determined by the following standards:

(a) Deaths that are the direct and proximate result of an injury or exposure sustained en route to, during operations at, or returning from the scene of an emergency incident or during a training activity.

(b) Deaths from heart attacks or illnesses directly attributable to a specific emergency incident or a training activity.

Any or all of the following shall be considered when determining applicability for inclusion:

(a) If the death or catastrophic injury was caused by the intentional misconduct of the firefighter or by firefighter's intention to bring about his or her death or catastrophic injury;

(b) If the firefighter was voluntarily intoxicated at the time of his or her death or catastrophic injury;

(c) If the firefighter was performing his duties in a grossly negligent manner at the time of his or her death or catastrophic injury.

 


Honorees

 

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A    
  Adams, Jeremy   2007
  Albright, William   1974
  Albritton, Jr., William   1986
  Aldridge, Todd   1989
  Anderson, Kaye F.   1990
  Appleberg, Athniel K.   1983
  Ashton, Harry   1888
  Atkinson, Jeffery   2017
  Atwell, Joseph J.   1989
       
B      
  Bajusz, Johnny   2008
  Baker, Stewart T.   1981
  Baltimore, Robert L.   1983
  Barker, Jack K.   2001
  Barrett, Joseph R.   1988
  Bartholomew, Maurice   2000
  Begg, Dallas   2002
  Benge, Mark A.   1989
  Bennett, Marlin K.   1980
  Benton, Leon L.   1990
  Blanton, L.D.   1956
  Bond, Ralph E.   1974
  Bookhardt, G. Calvin   1972
  Boss, Lester W.   1962
  Bottge, Dennis   2005
Boulton Sr., Barry   2019
Bourbeau, James G.   1973
  Bradley, Henry J.   1885
  Buck, Edgar A.   1979
  Burch, Joshua O.   2011
  Burton, George A.   2000
  Butler, Marvin   1980
  Byers Jr., John M.   1992
       
C      
  Calderon, O.E.   1969
  Camelo, Jr., Michael G.   2018
  Carman, Jr., Karl J.   1987
  Cochran, Loran L.   1987
  Codella, Peter A.   1987
  Corum, Raymond W.   1944
  Cowart, Edgar A.   1986
  Curry, Bill   1972
  Curry, John   2007
       
D      
  Daffron, Hubert R.   1957
  Dash, Ralph C.   1976
  Daughtry, Abner L.   1954
  Davis, Allan   1972
  Davis, William O.   1982
  DeMarinis, Joseph T.   2016
  Dennis, O.W.   1956
  Dorminy, James F.   2017
  Douthitt, Michael   2007
  Drews, Karl J.   1990
Dzugen, Darryl J. 2001
E
Elliott, William 2012
Evans, David H. 1975
F
Flowers, Walter W. 1968
Fort, Wayne Ervin 1989
Frazer, Sam 1953
Fuller, Rupert 2002
Fulton, Brett L. 2011
G
Garlinghouse, Lyle 1995
Garrett, Randall O. 1985
Gaughan, Donald F. 1980
Goyer, Herbert F. 1957
Gransden, Vern 1977
Graves, Harry L. 1933
Gregrich, Brad 2019
H
Harachiewicz, Robert J. 1979
Harrell, Homer "J.R." 2014
Harris, Gregory L. 2011
Harrison, Rufus J. 1990
Hastings, Norman 1961
Hathaway, Sanford 1972
Heighton, Robert 2004
Henderson, Randy 2004
Henry, Dewey, F. 1994
Hernandez, Linda 2001
Hernandez, Richard 1971
Hobbs, Henry 2005
Holland, Benjamin F. 1951
Holloway, William E. 1943
Holt, Jeffrey W. 1988
Houpt, Sidney 1926
Hutt, Arthur W. 1968
I
Irey, Cecil F. 1968
J
Jackson, Eddie 1983
Johnson, N.E. 1970
Johnson, Jonny 1908
Johnson, William R. 1933
Jones, Ronald H. 1976
Juergen, Joseph H. 1941
K
Kelly, Shane 2002
Kennedy, George R. 1986
Keppler Jr., John 2002
King, Leon J. 1975
Knight, Robert 1940
Kramer, “Kliff” Karl 2005
Krulish, Kenneth 2013
Kucera, Frank 2005
L
Lamme, Robert C. 1981
Lang, Benjamin 2004
Leathers, Clifford J. 1989
Lewkowicz, John A. 1969
Libby, James B. 1957
Lloyd, Ray 2001
Lommler, Carl A.R. 1973
Lowe, Vista 1962
Ludwig, George W. 1966
Lund, Donald 1983
M
Mackie, David 2004
Mandel, Henry C. 1943
Maness, Scott J. 1981
Mathews, W.M. 1929
McCarthy, Michael T. 1984
Mickel, John 2002
Miley, Glen A. 1975
Miranda, Marco A. 1985
Miranda, A. 1964
Mitchel, Wayne 2003
Moore, Gordon Scott 1993
Morrison, Mark W. 2012
N
Nall, David T. 1999
Newland, Jeffrey B. 2014
Newton, Albert H. 1960
O
O’Dare, Shawn F. 1985
P
Padgett, Robert J. 1988
Parker, Robert F. 1969
Parks, James A. 1987
Peters, Edward 2004
Philips, Albert G. 1958
Pierce, Everett C. 1993
Pinkston, Dilliard D. 1967
Pratt, Sr., Jack L. 1984
Pratt, Roy 1927
Price, J. Brinkley 1961
Price, William L. 1979
Q
R
Reed, Brian E. 2001
Reid, Paul J. 1989
Reynolds, Sr., Paul 2007
Rhea, Richard 2009
Rhodes, Glen 1968
Rice, Richard K. 1998
Rich, Stephan C. 2004
Richards, Atha R. 1973
Richards, Daryel 2018
Ridge, Sr., James J 1972
Rivers, Iran D. 2013
Romedy, James R. 1963
Rondeau, Normand L. 1976
Roundtree, Earl 1956
Rovero III, Malcolm A. 1997
Royal, I. 1981
Rubin, Leonard 1962
Runyon, William C. 1981
Russell, James 1925
Russell, Ronald W. 1994
Ryals, R.L. 1974
S
Sapp, James D. 1991
Santner, Thomas 2005
Sauls, Nolen 2000
Sauselein, Beau W. 1981
Schilsky, Frank E. 1987
Sconiers, William H. 1989
Scott, Victor B. 2004
Sheppard, Ann F. 1994
Signorelli, Michael J. 1976
Smith, Frank A. 1992
Spear, Lewin 1930
Stichway, Joseph F. 1979
Stowell, William H. 1974
Strang, Robert 2009
Stubble, Ben 1929
Sulli, Andrew H. 1958
T
Tabor, Robert D. 1985
Tarkington, Neal 2008
Taylor, Roger 2000
Terry, Steven R. 2017
Thompson, John 1913
Tome, Roger D. 2014
Trullinger, Michael A. 2005
U
V
Varnes, Sam L. 1927
Vazquez, Rafael 2008
Vigh, Frank R. 1985
Villia, Wayon 1943
Von Roden, James 2011
Voorhees, Sidney 1949
W
Walker, Keith(Puff)A. 1993
Walker, William K. 1948
Warner, Franz G. 1981
Werner, Roger H. 1974
Wilkes, Mark A. 1991
Williams, David S. 1997
Williams, Ellis A 1983
Williams, Herman J. 1934
Winters, James C. 1990
Woodward, Neil 2001
Wooldridge, Joel D. 1974
Wooten, A.C. 1955
X
Y
Yahraus, Michael 2000
Young, W.W. 1957
Z
Ziegler, William. 1981