June 13, 2015

Terry Sonner - Firefighter Fatality in Idaho

Terry Sonner
Firefighter Terry Sonner, age 33, of Wendell, Idaho, died in the line of duty on June 10, 2015, at Guard Station in Hammett, Idaho.

Terry was with the Bureau of Land Management. He had 14 years of service. 

Terry and other firefighters were attending a morning physical training session at the Hammett Guard Station. The training was completed when Terry suddenly collapsed and stopped breathing. Crew members began medical treatment and called for emergency services.  

Tragically Terry could not be revived and died at the scene.

The cause of his death is under investigation with a view to preventing such tragedies in the future. 

Terry began firefighting in 2001 and advanced to become the fire operations supervisor of the Guard Station Engine Crew in Hammett. He had previously worked for the Bureau of Land Management in Nevada. 

If you would like to donate to the Sonner family towards expenses, contact the
Florian, Patron Saint of
Firefighters, pray for Terry
and for those who have
lost him.
Wildland Firefighter Foundation.

The Hammett Guard Station personnel are in mourning over the death of their brother. Terry is described as an amazing wildland firefighter. He will be forever remembered.

Terry's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

Terry is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his wife and children.

Thank you for your service to the community, Terry. 

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

Pray for all who die suddenly. They are with us one moment and are gone before we can say goodbye.

Pray that Terry is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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