Leroy Murphy, Jr.

Department Information

Gettysburg Rural Fire Department
PO Box 281, 215 Factory ST
USNG: 16T GK 1368 4357
Gettysburg, Ohio 45328

Chief: Tom Hill

Firefighter Murphy responded to a fire call involving farm equipment while on duty with the Gettysburg Rural Fire Department. The following morning, Murphy fell ill while teaching at a local fire academy. Firefighter Murphy was treated and transported to the hospital but passed away a short while later from an embolism.

Provisional Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify
fatality incident information.

Age: 56 
Rank: Firefighter 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident Date: Oct 18, 2013 20:30
Date of Death: Oct 20, 2013 
Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of Death: Heart Attack 
Activity Type: Not On Scene 
Emergency Duty: No
Duty Type: Training 
Fixed Property Use: