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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Ralph Loyd
Agency Greenville Fire Protection District
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Volunteer
Age Range 71 and over
Sex Male
Date of Birth 9/18/1908
Date of Death 2/4/1999
Cause of Death Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death Cerebrovascular accident/Stroke
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Responding to/returning from incident

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Greenville
Incident State IL
Incident Date 2/3/1999 10:30
Incident Location Storage , Farm
Incident Attribute Fires

Incident Summary

On February 3, 1999, Firefighter Ralph J. Loyd of the Greenville Fire Protection District was fatally injured in the line of duty.

Loyd responded to a grain elevator fire as the driver of a fire department equipment truck, but collapsed shortly after arriving at the fire. Having suffered a stroke, Loyd was hospitalized, and he died the following day, February 4.

A member of local fire departments since 1928, Loyd was survived by two children, four grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

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