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In the Line of Duty
Kenneth D. Caldwell, 63 - LaCrosse, Indiana
Kenneth D. Caldwell Firefighter LaCrosse Volunteer Fire Department LaCrosse, Indiana Age: 63 Sex: Male Classification: Volunteer Years of service: 23 Date of incident: June 6, 2024 Date of death: June 6, 2024 On the morning of Thursday, June 6, 2024, Firefighter Caldwell responded to a field fire. During the response, Firefighter Caldwell used rescue equipment to cut through a fence so other firefighters could get equipment to the area of the fire. After the fire, he returned to the station and cleaned up the equipment. He mentioned to others that he was going to stop and get his mail on the way home. That evening, he missed a work detail at the firehouse. On Friday, June 7, 2024, he failed to respond to a call. By Sunday morning, June 9, 2024, Firefighter Caldwell had not been seen or heard from since Thursday. Members of his department went to his residence to check on him. The found him deceased inside the home. He had collapsed and died while opening his mail, just a few hours after his emergency response to the fire incident.