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Robert “Big Rob” Lee Moore


On Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, Captain Robert “Big Rob” Lee Moore responded to the scene of a residential fire. On the morning of Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022, at approximately 6:30 a.m., while at home, he suffered an apparent heart attack and passed away.

photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Robert “Big Rob” Lee Moore 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

Kennett Fire Department
200 2ND ST
Kennett, Missouri 63857

Chief: Lance Davis

Age: 56
Rank: Captain
Classification: Career
Incident date: December 3, 2022 8:15 a.m.
Date of death: December 4, 2022
Cause of fatal injury: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of fatal injury: Heart Attack
Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Residential

Last updated: August 14, 2023