United States Fire Administration
22 June 2022
The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Firefighter Hunter Coco, 21, of the Maxwell Community Volunteer Fire Department on 20 June 2022.
Two brothers, Assistant Chief Jonathon Coco and Firefighter Hunter Coco, were returning from the scene of a wildland fire on Texas Highway 20 in a brush truck when the driver of a privately owned vehicle failed to yield and was struck by the truck. The brush truck rolled over killing both Assistant Chief Jonathon Coco and Firefighter Hunter Coco.
Incident date: June 20, 2022 1:48 p.m.
Date of death: June 20, 2022
Cause of death: Vehicle Collision – Includes Aircraft
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: Riding Vehicle/Apparatus
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Returning
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property
The number of on-duty deaths for 2022 currently is 55.
Go here to read the number of interior line of duty deaths for 2022.
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.
For more information about on-duty deaths as recorded by the United States Fire Administration go to “Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.”