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Name: Terry Sharon
Years of Service: 1
Date of Incident: 09/13/2009
Time of Incident: 0033hrs
Date of Death: 09/13/2009
Fire Department: Monterey Fire Department
Address: 340 Sawdridge Creek RD, Owenton, KY 40359-8706
Fire Department Chief: Larry House
Fire Department Website: http://www.owencountyemergencyservices.com/montereyfire.htm
Incident Description: Incident Description: Firefighter Sharon was operating fire department apparatus, a 1978 Ford F350 Mini Pumper, and returning from a motor vehicle accident. As Sharon approached the fire department, he suffered a medical emergency. Subsequently, the apparatus left the roadway traveling approximately 150 feet before coming to a final resting position when the vehicle struck an unoccupied fifth-wheel camper trailer parked on the property neighboring the fire station. Firefighter Sharon was taken to New Horizons Medical Center by the Owen County EMS where he was later pronounced dead. The cause of the medical emergency and vehicle accident are still under investigation by the state police.
Incident Location: Initial MVA, intersection of US Hwy 127 & Claxton Ridge RD. Medical emergency & subsequent MVA @ 340 Sawdridge Creek RD.
Funeral Arrangements: Pending
Memorial Fund Contact and Address: In honor of Firefighter Terry Sharon, c/o Monterey Fire Department, 340 Sawdridge Creek RD, Owenton, KY 40359-8706
Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Terry Sharon at http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/
To date, 71 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2009; 69 from incidents that occurred in 2009 and two from previous year incidents. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @ http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/statistics/ff_stats.shtm
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