The U.S. Fire Administration has received notice of the following firefighter fatality:
Houston Fire Department
During the early morning hours of Friday, October 16, 2020, Arson Investigator Lemuel Bruce and other members of the Arson Division, Houston Fire Department, tracked down a possible lead to arsons being set in the Houston area. When they arrived at the Timbergrove neighborhood, a suspect fatally shot Arson Investigator Bruce. The suspect was discovered deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Years of Service: 17
Date of Incident: October 16, 2020
Date of Death: October 16, 2020
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