Roll of Honor

Charles E. Morton

Charles E. Morton

  • Firefighter
  • San Bernardino National Forest Big Bear Hotshots
  • California
  • Age: 39
  • Year of Death: 2020

Charles Morton, squad boss on the Big Bear Interagency Hotshot Crew, died during interagency fire suppression activities on the El Dorado Fire in the San Bernardino National Forest in California on September 17, 2020. He had been a firefighter for 18 years, 14 of those with the U.S. Forest Service.

He loved his work as a firefighter and spending time in the wilderness. He was remembered as a well-respected leader, hardworking, funny, and devoted, with a big heart.

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