Date: Incident date: 2/11/1984; death date: 2/14/1984
Personnel: Larry Stephens
Agency/Organization: Joshua Fire Department, Joshua, Texas
Summary: On 2/11/1984 Larry Stephens of the Joshua Fire Department, Joshua, Texas, was fighting a brush fire west of Crowley Texas when he was burned over. He died three days later.
west of Crowley
- Brief information from the NWCG Wildland Fire Fatalities by Year, 1910-2011
- Texas Death Index: Larry D Stephens
- USFA Memorial Database: Larry D Stephens
Joshua FD celebrates past, breaks ground on future
October 25, 2011 | Online Article
“Unfortunately, our history is not without tragedy,” Baker said, recalling a Feb. 11, 1984, grass fire west of Crowley. “That resulted in our department’s only line-of-duty death.”
Firefighters Pat Clark, Jamie Cashion, Duane Capps and Royce Young suffered injuries that day. As did firefighter Larry Dale Stephens, who died from his injuries three days later. Something Baker called a tragedy JFD will never forget. Black ribbons with Stephens’ name now adorn the sides of Joshua fire trucks.
- Larry Stephens is honored on the USFA National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, MD. Look for his name under Texas.
Contributors to this article: Midland
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