Fallen Missouri firefighters to be added to memorial

Friday, October 1, 2010 | 7:13 a.m. CDT; updated 11:18 a.m. CDT, Friday, October 1, 2010

JEFFERSON CITY — The names of three Missouri firefighters who died in the line of duty last year are being added this weekend to the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Maryland.

The tribute will take place Saturday in a service at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Md.

The Missouri firefighters are:

  • Lt. William "Roger" Vorwark, of the Odessa Fire & Rescue Protection District. He died in March 2009 from an apparent heart attack while working his third fire of the day.
  • Assistant Chief Dale E. Haddix, of the Schell City Fire Department. He died in July 2009 after experiencing a medical emergency at the scene of a vacant house fire.
  • Firefighter David Grass Jr., of the Ste. Genevieve Fire Department. He died in July 2009 after experiencing a medical emergency during a training session.


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