ST LOUIS FIREFIGHTER DIES IN THE LINE OF DUTY
MEDICAL EMERGENCY AT STRUCTURE FIRE
We regret to pass on the Line of Duty Death of Fire Captain John Kemper of the Saint Louis (Missouri) Fire Department.
Captain Kemper suffered what was thought to be a shoulder injury while battling a structure fire during the early morning hours of July 5th — a fire that was believed to have been caused by illegal fireworks. Upon evaluation at an emergency department, it was determined that he was actually suffering a heart attack, and he was taken to surgery.
Captain Kemper was 1 of 4 Saint Louis firefighters transported during a 12-hour period for injuries sustained while fighting numerous fires suspected of being a result of illegal fireworks.
Captain Kemper died at his home one week later from apparent complications of the heart attack. He was 59 years old and had served the citizens of Saint Louis for over 24 years. He is survived by his wife and adult daughter.
Funeral arrangements are pending. Our condolences to all those affected by this loss. Rest In Peace.
Take Care. Be Careful, Pass It On.
The Secret List 7-12-2017-1900 Hours