Firefighter Fatality Notification – Lemuel Bruce

Firefighter Fatality Notification

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The U.S. Fire Administration has received notice of the following firefighter fatality:

Lemuel Bruce

Arson Investigator

Houston Fire Department
Houston, TX


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.

Age: 44

Gender: Male

Status: Career

Years of Service: 17

Date of Incident: October 16, 2020

Date of Death: October 16, 2020

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