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Robert “Bobby” Douglas Lewis, Jr.


On Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024, Firefighter/EMT Robert “Bobby” Douglas Lewis, Jr. responded to an EMS call at a residence. The next morning, Jan. 25, 2024, he collapsed at home. He was immediately rushed to the hospital where he passed away from an apparent heart attack.

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

Department information

Vonore Fire Department
608 Church ST
Vonore, Tennessee 37885

Chief: Daniel Amschler

Age: 40
Rank: Firefighter/EMT
Classification: Career
Incident date: January 24, 2024 7:19 p.m.
Date of death: January 25, 2024
Cause of fatal injury: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of fatal injury: Heart Attack
Activity type: EMS/Patient Care
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Residential

Last updated: January 29, 2024