Pikeville Fire Department

Line of Duty Deaths

Some Gave All

Captain James Mckenzie

December 15, 1970

43 Years Old

Captain Mckenzie was on duty when a structure fire was dispatched to an address on Jay Street.  Captain Mckenzie answered the call alone and shortly after the arrival of other firefighters on scene, Captain Mckenzie was overcome.  Captain Mckenzie collapsed after walking from the building and was rushed by a cruiser to Pikeville Hospital.