USFA: Mississippi On-Duty Death

The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Acting Captain Todd Lanthrip, 53, of the Mathiston Volunteer Fire Department on June 13, 2019.

Captain Lanthrip responded to an automobile accident on the evening of June 12, 2019.  He returned home after the response. At approximately 0130hrs the morning of June 13, 2019, he became unresponsive. Attempts by his wife and first responders were unsuccessful and he passed away.

Tribute is being paid to Acting Captain Lanthrip at

To date, 22 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2019.  Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

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