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Odessa Fire Department History

Established in 1927

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 Died Before They Had The Opportunity To Retire
 

R.E. Stewart  No. 23
Employed: August 21, 1950
Died: March 18, 1955
Years of Service: 4 Years 7 Months
James T. Turner  No. 35
Employed: April 12, 1945

Died: November 17, 1968 "Liver Cancer"
Years of Service: 23 Years 7 Months
 
Joe H. Farrell  No.67
Employed: October 15, 1953

Died: December 22, 1968 "Lung Cancer"
Years of Service: 15 Years 2 Months

 
Ray Thomas  No. 7
Employed: September 03, 1956

Died: August 06, 1970
Years of Service: 13 years 11 months
Jack O. Jackson  No. 59
Employed: October 15, 1953

Died: April 14, 1972 "Lung Cancer"
Years of Service: 18 years 6 months
 
Buck C. Mackey  No. 30
Employed: November 09, 1950

Died: April 16, 1974 "Lung Cancer"
Years of Service: 23 years 5 months
 
Carl L. Kirk  No. 49
Employed: July 14, 1967

Died: August 22, 1974 "Off Duty Vehicle Accident"
Years of Service: 7 years 1 month
 
H. J. "Buddy" Hough  No. 80
Captain

Employed: October 22, 1959

Died: August 10, 1975 
Years of Service:15 years 10 months
 
Robert M. Cook  No. 26
Captain

Employed: September 01, 1951
Died: February 21, 1977  "Cancer"
Years of Service: 25 years 5 months
Lyman J. Bryant  No. 8
Employed: March 22, 1960
Died: November 27, 1978  "On Duty Heart Attack" 
Years of Service: 18 Years 8 Months

 
Mike Hogan   No. 115
Captain

Employed: April 1, 1960
Died: February 26, 1984 "Off Duty Vehicle Accident"
Years of Service: 23 Years 11 Months
George Whiteside  No. 94
Employed: January 4, 1960
Died: December 13, 1991 "On Duty Heart Attack"
Years of Service: 31 Years 11 Months
Christopher Ryan Clay  No. 75
Employed: February 22, 2006
Died: August 11, 2012 of  "Off Duty Vehicle Accident"
Years of Service: 6 Years 6 Months
Hugh Koenig  No. 183
Captain
Employed: April 01, 1985
Died: July 30, 2015 at age 51
Years of Service: 30 Years 3 Months