Firefighter Larry Wayne Straughn

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Last Call: Tue, Jan 31st, 1978
Date of Incident: Sun, Jan 8th, 1978
Cause of Death: Motor Vehicle Accident (Response)
Service Time: Not Known
Age: 28


Wife Marlene, Daughter Lisa and Son Brian, Parents Mr. & Mrs Wendell Straughn


Firefighter Larry Straughn of Engine Co. 19 died as the result of injuries incurred in an MVA on January 8, 1978.

The Apparatus Operator of Engine 19 lost control of the apparatus after crossing rail road tracks with numerous pot holes and struck a tree. FF Straughn was pinned in the wreckage and fellow firefighters used the Jaws-of-Life to free him.

He died from his injuries three weeks later on January 31, 1978.

Engine 19 was responding to a small fire caused by a cigarette in a linen closet at a Nursing Home.


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Firefighter Larry Wayne Straughn
Left on Saturday, February 1st, 2014

Thank you for your brave service. Rest in peace Firefighter Straughn.