Manuel Galindo, Jr., Fire Chief

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On Wednesday evening, February 12, 2020, Fire Chief Manuel Galindo, Jr., was driving a fire apparatus on East Highway 20 in Hudspeth County when he suddenly veered off the road.  He attempted to get the vehicle back on the highway but overcorrected. The apparatus flipped over and Galindo was ejected.  He was pronounced deceased at the scene.  Investigation into the accident continues.

Department information

Fort Hancock Volunteer Fire Department
71880 Estate Highway 20
PO Box 40
Fort Hancock, Texas 79839

Chief: Acting Chief Manuel Galindo, III

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

Age: 71
Rank: Fire Chief
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: February 12, 2020 18:40
Date of death: February 12, 2020
Cause of death: Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Street/Road