Captain John Kemper

Photo of Captain John Kemper
Last Call: Wed, Jul 12th, 2017
Date of Incident: Wed, Jul 5th, 2017
Cause of Death: Heart Attack
Service Time: 24 years & 1 month
Age: 59


His wife and adult daughter


While battling a structure fire on the morning of July 5th -- apparently caused by illegal fireworks -- Captain Kemper suffered what was thought to be a shoulder injury. Upon evaluation at a hospital emergency department, it was determined he was actually suffering a heart attack and he was taken to surgery.

Captain Kemper died of apparent complications of that heart attack one week later.


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There are 5 tributes for Captain John Kemper.

Captain John Kemper
Left by The Evans Family on Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

We all thought so highly of John. He was a great friend and superior fire fighter.  We will miss his so much our prayers are with his family.