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Fallen Brothers» Melinda Ohler

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Ohler family and the San Francisco Fire Department of California. FireFighter Melinda Ohler, 40, a 13 year veteran of the San Francisco Fire Department died Monday January 13, 2003 from a severe head injury sustained on Wednesday January 8, 2003. Melinda was responding to an alarm at San Francisco International Airport when she fell from the rear of the open cab spare apparatus she was riding in. The accident occured a block away from Station 42.

     Melinda underwent several operations as San Francisco General Hospital to relieve pressure on her brain where she remained until she passed away on Monday January 13, 2003. The San Francisco Fire Department Local 798 arranged a flight for Melinda's family to visit her bedside before she passed.

     Melinda was a registered nurse before she joined the San Francisco Fire Department in 1989. She was stationed at San Bruno Engine 42. She also worked as a pharmaceutical salesperson and an airline ticket agent while on the San Franciso Fire Department. She was also a member of the United Fire Service Women. When she passed she had her organs donated to critically ill or injured patients. Donations in the name of Melinda Ohler can be made to:

Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation
665 Third Street Suite 345
San Francisco, CA 94107


The Local 798 Surviving Families Fund
1139 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

     A memorial service for Melinda will be held on Thursday January 16, 2003 1PM at St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco. Her body is being returned to Indiana for burial.

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