Robert James Phillips II, Firefighter

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On Sept. 22, Firefighter Robert James Phillips II responded to two emergency incidents, the last one being a motor vehicle accident at approximately 11:30 a.m.  On Sept. 23, at approximately 6:30 a.m., Phillips was found unresponsive by his wife at his residence. She called 911 and the Memphis Fire Department responded, but Phillips was pronounced dead at the scene. The nature and cause of fatal injury are still to be reported.
Incident Location: Intersection of Wales Center Road and Marquette Road, Wales Township (U.S. National Grid: 17T LH 63149 53587 (DD: 42.923, -82.677))

Department information

Memphis Fire Department
35095 Potter Street
Memphis, Michigan 48041

Chief: Justen Diaz

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

Age: 62
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Part-Time (Paid)
Incident date: September 22, 2018 11:30
Date of death: September 23, 2018
Cause of death: Unknown
Nature of death: Unknown
Activity type: Other
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: After
Fixed property use: Street/Road