Cohnway Matthew Johnson

Fire Fighter/ EMT

John Randle, 67 of Wamego, Kansas 01-02-2018
At 0450hrs, January 1, 2018, the Wamego Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire. Upon completion of the call and after returning to the station, Firefighter John Randle sustained a life threatening injury from a fall while returning fire apparatus to service. Firefighter Randle, was air lifted from Wamego Health Center to Stormont Vail Hospital where on January 2, 2018, Firefighter Randle succumbed to his injuries.   Our thoughts and prayers are with the Randle family.

Matthew LeTourneau, 42 of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 01-06-2018
Lieutenant Matthew LeTourneau of Philadelphia Fire Department Engine 45 succumbed to injuries suffered from a structural collapse while fighting a row house fire. Our thoughts and prayers are with the LeTourneau family.

Russell Achord, 48 of Saint Francisville, Louisiana 01-17-2017
While at the scene of a motor vehicle collision involving a tractor-trailer that had run off the side of a highway due to icy conditions, the driver of a second vehicle, a pickup truck pulling a trailer, lost control and crashed into scene. Several people were struck and injured, including Deputy Fire Chief Russell Achord, who was pinned under a vehicle. Fellow responders rushed to extract Chief Achord and provided medical aid measures while he was transported to the West Feliciana Hospital where he died from his injuries.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the Achord family.