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Malachi Abraham Brown


On Oct. 15, 2021, Lieutenant Brown was injured while fighting a residential fire. He received severe burns and was transported to a local hospital. He was transferred to a regional burn treatment center where he died on Nov. 10, 2021.

photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Malachi Abraham Brown was honored on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland and was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.

Department information

Baxter Springs Fire Department
121 W 11th ST
Baxter Springs, Kansas 66713

Chief: Gunnar Wixon

Age: 32
Rank: Lieutenant
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: October 15, 2021 10:49 p.m.
Date of death: November 10, 2021
Cause of fatal injury: Caught or Trapped
Nature of fatal injury: Burns
Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Residential

Last updated: July 07, 2022