Firefighter Jacob Tyler McClanahan

Photo of Firefighter Jacob Tyler McClanahan
Last Call: Mon, May 16th, 2022
Date of Incident: Mon, May 16th, 2022
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: Not Known
Age: 24

Survivors

His parents, Marty and Deborah, and his sister, Audrey

Incident

Volunteer Firefighter McClanahan stopped to offer assistance at what he believed to be a motor vehicle accident. A police officer was already on the scene, and there was a vehicle off the roadway partially in a ditch.

Firefighter McClanahan identified himself as a firefighter and asked if assistance was needed. The officer asked him to remain, and the motorist questioned whether he was really a firefighter. Firefighter McClanahan displayed his firefighter credentials and also determined that the individual was not injured in any way.

A short time later, the suspect reached into the vehicle, removed a shotgun, and opened fire on the officer and Firefighter McClanahan. Firefighter McClanahan received fatal wounds and died at the scene. The officer returned fire and struck and killed the suspect.

Agency

Ramsey Volunteer Fire Department Patch
8325 Maple Street NW
Ramsey, Indiana 47166
(812) 347-2624

Tributes

There are 12 tributes for Firefighter Jacob Tyler McClanahan.

Firefighter Jacob Tyler McClanahan
Left by 2nd Asst. Chief RFFD. Dean Johnson on Thursday, May 19th, 2022

My condolences!