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Roger Elliott Estes


On Monday, July 4, 2022, Lieutenant Roger Elliott Estes was serving on traffic control duties at a fire department fundraiser when he was struck by a passing truck. Fellow responders immediately performed CPR, including ALS care. EMS transported Lieutenant Estes to the Claiborne Medical Center, where he passed away shortly after arrival. 

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

Department information

South Claiborne Volunteer Fire Department
3711 Highway 33 S
New Tazewell, Tennessee 37825

Chief: Michael Harmon

Age: 77
Rank: Lieutenant
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: July 4, 2022 3:00 p.m.
Date of death: July 4, 2022
Cause of death: Struck By
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: Scene Safety
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Street/Road

Last updated: August 05, 2022