Wyoming Firefighter Memorial

The Wyoming Fallen Firefighter Memorial concept was proposed to state associations after the heavy fire seasons of 1987 and 1988; when many firefighters lost their lives. The memorial is the creation of many Wyoming Firefighters; artistic work being completed by Battalion Chief Ken Metzler of the Fremont County Firefighters, Yngve Hagstrom of the Riverton Fire Department, and Mark Davis of the Torrington Fire Dept. Many firefighters donated time to construct the memorial. The rocks used in the construction are from 23 counties, all BLM Districts, all National Forests, the Wind River Indian Reservation, and both National Parks in Wyoming. If you have photographs or information about our fallen firefighters, we would like to include them in our new memorial hall at the Wyoming Fire Academy. Please go to our home page for the postal address or email us at ian.kraft@wyo.gov.

Dedicated to those Firefighters who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their community.

Wyoming Fallen Firefighters

Mike Tepe - October 3, 2017

Kenneth Michael Sexton - May 2, 2017

Matthew C. Trott - April 22, 2017

Paul W. Murdoch - February 16, 2017

Clarence "Speed" Hartbank - January 13, 2016

Bill Kohlbrand - March 11, 2015

Jeffrey L. Atkinson - September 11, 2014

Ted Drake - May 17, 2014

Adam Longo - April 18, 2012

Jacob E. Cook - April 18, 2005

Robert P. Henderson - April 18, 2005

Anndee Huber - May 22, 2003

Roger “Bo” Rathbun - November 8, 2000

James Burnett - August 11, 2000

Bruce Honstain - September 10, 1996

Wilbert Hansen - November 11, 1993

James E. Dame - March 7, 1991

Alan L. Mickelson - January 31, 1989

Edward L. Hutton - October 11, 1988

Donald Kuykendall - September 11, 1988

Merrin Rodgers - August 19, 1988

Darrel D. Staley - July 4, 1988

Steven L. Huitt - April 21, 1988

Gene Ahrendt - September 9, 1983

Douglas Cuzzort - September 9, 1983

Cecil Lynch - August 8, 1980

Kenneth D. Double - July 21, 1976

Robert C. Moore - May 20, 1974

John E. Bastian - August 18, 1970

James R. Elgin - August 18, 1970

Wayne A. Garkie - September 3, 1969

David L. Stoudt - September 3, 1969

Galen M. Northrop - August 14, 1969

Ike Roberts - September 15, 1962

Floyd L. Travis - July 24, 1960

Elsie christensen - October 23, 1952

Michael T. Sullivan - March 13, 1952

Edward Archer - September 7, 1950

C.K. Coltrane - January 16, 1949

Alfred G. Clayton - August 21, 1937

Rex A. Hale - August 21, 1937

Billy Lea - August 21, 1937

Paul E. Tyrell - August 21, 1937

James Saban - August 21, 1937

Clyde Allen - August 21, 1937

Roy Bevens - August 21, 1937

George Rodgers - August 21, 1937

Mack T. Mayabb - August 21, 1937

Ambrocio Garza - August 21, 1937

Earnest Seelke - August 21, 1937

John B. Gerdes - August 21, 1937

Rubin D. Sherry - August 21, 1937

Will C. Griffith - August 21, 1937

William Whitlock - August 21, 1937

Henry Larsen - February 21, 1930

Fred W. Tossie - January 22, 1929

Jonh S. Federhen - September 10, 1920

A Firefighters Prayer:

When I am called to duty, God, wherever flames may rage,

give me the strength to save some lives, whatever be their age.

Help me embrace a little child before it is too late,

to save an older person from the horror of that fate.

Enable me to be alert and hear the weakest shout,

and quickly and efficiently to put the fire out.

I want to fill my calling and give the best in me,

to guard my every neighbor and protect their property.

And if I am to lose my life according to my fate,

please bless with your

protecting hand, my children and my mate.