WSCFF LODD Death
It is with great sadness the WSCFF and Local 2088 advise you of the Line-of-Duty Death of Captain Mike McCoy. Captain McCoy passed away on Wednesday, April 22, while teaching for the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) in Anniston, Alabama.
Captain McCoy started his career in the fire service as a volunteer at the age of 16. In 1986 he was hired as a paid fire fighter for King County Fire District 1 (KCFD 1). He joined the Tukwila Fire Department in 1987 when KCFD 1 was annexed into the City of Tukwila.
His accomplishments were not limited to emergency responses. Captain McCoy was the lead advisor for the Tukwila Fire Explorer Post of the Zone 3 Fire Explorers, a Boys Scouts of America branch for young people interested in a career in public safety.
With a career filled with helping those in his own community, Captain McCoy also assisted people around the world. While with NDMS, he was a Team Commander of the International Medical Surgical Response Team – West and a member of the Incident Response Coordination Team – West.
As a member of the Seattle - King County Disaster Team, Washington One Disaster Medical Assistance Team, and Washington Task Force One, Captain McCoy responded to many national and international disasters including the Oklahoma City bombing and Super Storm Sandy. Captain McCoy served as the Type One Operations Section Chief after the earthquake in Haiti, and Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Wilma, Irene and Charlie. After Hurricane Katrina, he was responsible for the largest patient evacuation in U.S. history.
Captain McCoy is survived by wife Mary, sons Corbin and James, grandson Hunter, brothers Pat and KC, his father Earl, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother Midge and his son Charlie.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 ~ 12:00 p.m.
New Life Church
5711 152nd Ave SE
Renton, Washington 98058
Service and Procession Information
Donations may be sent to:
Tukwila Firefighters Benevolent Fund
c/o McCoy Memorial
PO Box 69104
SeaTac, WA 98168-1104