Harold Bernard Hollingsworth

Assistant Chief Hollingsworth was responding to a structure fire in a fire department command vehicle, a 2008 Ford Expedition. Severe weather was occurring in the area at the time of his response, including limited visibility and heavy rain.

As he responded, Assistant Chief Hollingsworth lost control of his vehicle, left the roadway, and struck a tree. Assistant Chief Hollingsworth was wearing his seat belt and airbags deployed in the crash. The law enforcement report on the incident cited speed too fast for conditions as a contributing factor to the crash.

Incident Location: 2620 North Old Atherton Road (structure fire) USNG: 15S UD 8509 3432; East Blue Mills Road and North Buckner Tarsney Road (fatal traffic accident) USNG: 15S UD 9644 3601.

Department Information

Fort Osage Fire Protection District
PO Box 287, 400 E Monroe ST
USNG: 15S UD 9707 3279
Buckner, Missouri 64016

Chief: John E. Yocum

Harold Bernard Hollingsworth was honored on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland and was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.
Age: 47 
Rank: Assistant Chief 
Classification: Career 
Incident Date: Apr 7, 2013 21:43
Date of Death: Apr 7, 2013 
Cause of Death: Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft 
Nature of Death: Trauma 
Activity Type: Driving/Riding Personal Vehicle 
Emergency Duty: Yes
Duty Type: Responding 
Fixed Property Use: Street/Road 
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