Dennis DeVoe

Lieutenant Dennis DeVoe died from injuries sustained while responding to a multiple alarm row house fire which had confirmed civilian entrapment. DeVoe’s privately owned vehicle was struck on the passenger side at a controlled intersection by a stolen vehicle, reportedly being operated by an intoxicated 19 year-old female who failed to stop. According to reports, the force of the accident sent Lt. DeVoe’s vehicle through a fence and into a parking lot. The driver of the stolen vehicle who fled the scene was arrested later at the hospital by law enforcement.

Incident Location: MVA: Walnut St & N 14th St, Harrisburg, PA 17103 (U.S. National Grid: 18T UK 40996 59202) ; House fire: 2500 block of Lexington Street

Department Information

Harrisburg Bureau of Fire
123 Walnut ST
U.S. National Grid: 18T UK 3986 5831
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17101

Chief: Brian D. Enterline

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

Age: 45 
Rank: Lieutenant 
Classification: Career 
Incident date: Mar 10, 2017 20:00
Date of death: Mar 11, 2017 
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: