Patrick Henry McKinney, Jr.

Firefighter McKinney was driving a converted tanker from one brush fire to another when he lost control of the tanker as it crossed a narrow bridge. The tanker rolled three times after the right rear wheels of the vehicle caught on a concrete guardrail. A firefighter who was a passenger in the tanker was injured in the collision. Firefighter McKinney was ejected.

Department Information

Colorado City Volunteers
620 East 11th
PO Box 743
Colorado City, Texas 79512

Chief: Tommy Gulker

Patrick Henry McKinney, Jr. 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: 72 
Rank: Firefighter 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident date: May 5, 1998 
Date of death: May 5, 1998 
Cause of death: Struck By 
Nature of death: Trauma 
Activity type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus 
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Responding 
Fixed property use: N/A