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Ronald Jason Adams


Lieutenant Adams responded to an emergency medical incident in a residence. Lieutenant Adams was wearing a fire department jacket and carrying EMS equipment as he entered the residence. As Lieutenant Adams walked down a hallway inside of the home, the patient shot him multiple times. Lieutenant Adams was pronounced dead at the scene.

The shooter in the incident was under the influence of illegal drugs and was convicted of manslaughter.

Incident Location: 211 Dortch Loop, North Little Rock, AR (U.S. National Grid: 15S WU 8109 4487)

photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Ronald Jason Adams 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.

Department information

East Pulaski County Fire Department
100 Garner RD POB 17911
U.S. National Grid: USNG: 15S WU 7555 4552
North Little Rock, Arkansas 72117-0911

Chief: Steven Strawn

Age: 29
Rank: Lieutenant
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: January 22, 2016 05:00
Date of death: January 22, 2016
Cause of death: Struck By
Nature of death: Violence
Activity type: EMS/Patient Care
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Residential

Last updated: August 29, 2017