Project Roll Call

David Deary

  • Firefighter
  • Sierra Vista Fire Department
  • Arizona
  • Year of Death: 1979

David Deary fell several hundred feet to his death while attempting to rescue two men who had fallen at Carr Canyon Falls. He was a firefighter and emergency medical technician, and the first Cochise County firefighter to die in the line of duty, but a fellow firefighter said of him that “he died doing what he loved to do” because his life revolved around his profession.


This firefighter line of duty fatality occurred before the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial was built in Emmitsburg, Maryland. While this firefighter has not been officially honored at the Memorial site, there are plans to do so when resources are available.

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Memorial Wall

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