Joseph Liedel


On Friday, July 31, 2020, Captain Joseph Liedel, while in the process of responding to a medical call, left his residence to get into his vehicle when he collapsed next to it.  He was immediately rushed to the Monroe Promedica Regional Hospital and then flown to Toledo Promedica Hospital for further care.  Captain Liedel passed away on Sunday, August 23, 2020, from a CVA.

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

Department information

Monroe Charter Township Fire Department
15331 South Dixie Highway
Monroe, Michigan 48161

Chief: Mark A. Cherney

Age: 48
Rank: Captain
Classification: Paid-on-Call
Incident date: July 31, 2020 21:00
Date of death: August 23, 2020
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Cerebrovascular Accident
Activity type: Responding
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Responding
Fixed property use: Residential

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