On October 17, 2017, Firefighter Ronald W. Hinkle responded to a motor vehicle accident with the Loch Sheldrake Fire Company #1. Firefighter Hinkle was found later in the day at his home unresponsive. Fellow firefighters and other first responders attempted to revive Hinkle, but all rescue efforts failed. Firefighter Hinkle passed away from a nature and cause of fatal injury still to be determined.
Incident Location: Route 52 and Hilldale RD (U.S. National Grid: 18T WM 2797 2254)
Loch Sheldrake Fire Department
U.S. National Grid: 18T WM 2787 2527
Loch Sheldrake, New York 12759
Chief: Mike Ward
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.