Chief Robert Orkies

Photo of Chief Robert Orkies
Last Call: Fri, Dec 11th, 2020
Date of Incident: Not Known
Cause of Death: Duty-Related Illness
Service Time: 36 years
Age: 55


His wife, Billie Jo


Chief Orkies developed duty-related cancer and was undergoing treatment while still actively serving as Fire Chief. He later contracted COVID-19 in the line-of-duty and died from complications of both.


Zoneton Fire Protection District
Zoneton Fire Protection District Patch
5328 North Preston Highway
Louisville, Kentucky 40165
(502) 955-8076
Chief Rob Orkies


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Chief Robert Orkies
Left by Chaplain Wayne Bishop on Friday, December 11th, 2020

The passing of Chief Orkies hits out public safety family hard. The years of his devoted service leaves a legacy etched upon the hearts of all of us who are privileged to have served with him. Chief Orkies “well done good and faithful servant. Enter now into the joy of our Heavenly Father”. We hold his family, his friends and the Zoneton Fire family in our prayers.