Jerome Boyd, Battalion Chief

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Battalion Chief Boyd was driving a fire department staff vehicle near downtown Los Angeles. He suffered a medical emergency and rear ended another vehicle. He was treated by Los Angeles firefighters and transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Department information

Los Angeles Fire Department
200 N Main Street
Los Angeles, California 90012

Chief: Ralph M. Terrazas

Jerome Boyd was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.
Age: 55
Rank: Battalion Chief
Classification: Career
Incident date: April 28, 2017 10:50
Date of death: April 28, 2017
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Responding
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Street/Road