Captain Gerald K. "Mac" McGowan

Photo of Captain Gerald K. "Mac" McGowan
Last Call: Sun, Sep 5th, 2004
Cause of Death: Motor Vehicle Accident (Response)
Service Time: 32 years
Age: 57


His wife and two sons.


While responding to an apartment fire, Captain McGowan and the members of his engine company were involved in a motor vehicle accident. Their engine struck a utility pole and then struck a large tree with the seating position of Captain McGowan bearing the brunt of the collision. He was extricated and transported to a hospital where he later died. Captain McGowan was an honorable veteran of the Vietnam War earning three medals while serving in the U.S. Army.


Kansas City Fire Department Patch
635 Woodland Avenue - Suite 2100
Kansas City, Missouri 64116
(816) 513-4600
Chief Paul J. Berardi


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