Honoring 6 Fallen Heroes


Chief Wayne Doyle

Lowndes County Emergency Services Volunteer Fire District 3

EOW: Feb. 7, 2022 | Age: 62 | Tour: Unknown

While on-duty, Chief Wayne Doyle responded to numerous EMS calls where he was exposed to COVID-19. He subsequently contracted the virus and passed away on Monday, Feb. 7, 2022.


Captain Steven McCann

Los Angeles County Fire Department

EOW: Feb. 9, 2022 | Age: 48 | Tour: Unknown

On Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, the Los Angeles County Fire Department received a 9-1-1 call. After receiving the call, Captain Steven McCann collapsed. Firefighters immediately performed CPR and he was rushed to the Arcadia Methodist Hospital where he passed away a short time later from an apparent heart attack.


Battalion Chief Mark Holt

Thomasville Fire and Rescue

EOW: Feb. 8, 2022 | Age: 50 | Tour: Unknown

Battalion Chief Mark Holt worked a 24-hour shift during which he responded to a fire call. His shift ended the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022. In the early morning hours of Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, he was found unresponsive by a family member at his house. Emergency crews were immediately called and performed CPR. He was pronounced deceased at his home a short time later from an apparent heart attack


Firefighter John M. McGuire

Copperas Cove Fire Department

EOW: Feb. 10, 2022 | Age: 52 | Tour: Unknown

Firefighter John Michael McGuire contracted COVID-19 while responding to numerous fire and EMS calls. He passed away from the virus on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022.


Police Officer Lonnie Sneed

Double Oak Police Department, Texas

EOW: Feb. 15, 2022 | Age: 50 | Tour: 15 years

Police Officer Lonnie Sneed died as a result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty. Officer Sneed was Officer Mestas' field training officer when they both contracted COVID-19. Officer Sneed had served with the Double Oak Police Department for six years and had previously served eight years with the Springtown Police Department and one year with the Rhome Police Department. He is survived by his wife and five children.


Officer James McWhorter

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement,

EOW: Feb. 12, 2022 | Age: 31 | Tour: 2.5 years

Officer James McWhorter was killed in a vehicle crash near the Agricultural Inspection Station on I-95 in Yulee, Florida. He was crossing from the northbound inspection station to the southbound inspection station when his vehicle was struck by an oncoming pickup truck at about 8:30 pm. All of the occupants of the truck suffered non-fatal injuries. Officer McWhorter had served with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement for 2-1/2 years. He is survived by his four children and fiancée.


This information is supplied by the Officer Down Memorial Page (www.odmp.org) and the U.S. Fire Administration (www.apps.usfa.fema.gov).