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Capt Jay Paul Jahnke

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Capt Jay Paul Jahnke

  • Birth 16 Sep 1961 Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
  • Death 13 Oct 2001 Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
  • Plot Section 212 Lot 138 Grave 4D
  • Memorial ID 5847201

Houston Fire Department.
Line of Duty Death.
Served from 1981 - 2001.
Captain Jahnke entered the Houston Fire Department on December 02, 1981 in Class 81-C. Often called "Jay Bird", he was currently the Captain on the B shift at Fire Station #2.
He is survived by his wife, Dawn of 13 years, one daughter: Jayne, 12 years, and a son, Hunter, 8 years.
Captain Jay Jahnke was killed at a six alarm high rise apartment fire at S. Post Oak Lane and San Felipe Road. He responded on the first alarm with Engine 2 and was on a search and rescue mission on the fire floor.
He is buried next to his father, Chief Claude Devald Jahnke who served in the Houston Fire Department from 1953 to 1984.

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  • Created by: Julie Karen Hancock (Cooper) Jackson
  • Added: 15 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5847201
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Jay Paul Jahnke (16 Sep 1961–13 Oct 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5847201, citing Memorial Oaks Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Julie Karen Hancock (Cooper) Jackson (contributor 24420413) .