Lost in the Line of Duty
February 15, 1977
John L. Devaney
On Sunday February 13, 1977, Engine 15 was dispatched to 4000 SW Shattuck Road to a fire in a shed. In the course of fighting the fire, Firefighter Devaney suffered a heart attack and was subsequently transported by Rescue 1 to Kaiser hospital. Devaney would pass away in the hospital two days later, on February 15th. Devaney, who was 56 years old at the time of his death, began his career with Portland Fire & Rescue on July 22, 1949. He was survived by his wife, four sons, and four daughters.
Portland Fire & Rescue honors and remembers
Firefighter Devaney’s service.
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February 15, 2011