Tracy O. Sanders

While conducting official fire department business, Chief Sanders was stopped in the department’s rescue truck on Alabama Highway 77 preparing to make a left-hand turn when she was struck from the rear by a tractor-trailer. The rescue unit was forced into oncoming traffic where Chief Sanders was struck again and her vehicle was forced off the roadway and into trees lining the east side of the highway. Members from the Mount Olive Volunteer Fire Department and surrounding agencies arrived on scene and began to treat Chief Sanders. She was then transported to Anniston Regional Medical Center where she succumbed to her injuries at approximately 1434hrs.

Department Information

Mount Olive Volunteer Fire Department
2807 Boiling Springs Road
Ohatchee, Alabama 36271

Chief: Interim Fire Chief Kris Logsdon

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

Age: 44 
Rank: Fire Chief 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident date: Jan 13, 2017 13:00
Date of death: Jan 13, 2017 
Cause of death: Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft 
Nature of death: Trauma 
Activity type: Other 
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty 
Fixed property use: Street/Road