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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Alan Toepke
Agency U.S. Forest Service
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Part-time (paid)
Age Range 26 to 30
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 4/24/2004
Cause of Death Struck by vehicle
Nature of Death Trauma
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Responding to/returning from incident

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City West Memphis
Incident State AR
Incident Date 4/23/2004
Incident Location Street/Road
Incident Attribute Traffic accidents

Incident Summary

On April 23, 2004, Alan David Toepke, a U.S. Forest Service firefighter with the Midewin Interagency Hotshot Crew, died in the line of duty after he was struck by a vehicle in West Memphis, Arkansas. Toepke and his crew were returning to their headquarters in Wilmington, Illinois, after contributing to firefighting efforts in the Apalachicola National Forest in Florida. Toepke died from his injuries the following day, April 24.


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