William “Scott” Tanksley

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Kemp, TX

Branch of Service: Dallas Fire Department

Rank: Firefighter/Paramedic

Dallas Fire-Rescue Officer William “Scott” Tanksley answered his last alarm on February 10, 2014. He was working an accident scene when he was hit by a car and knocked from an icy overpass. He served with Dallas Fire-Rescue for over 14 years.

Scott had an extraordinary college career pitching for MSU and currently ranks in the top 10 in MSU history in seven statistical categories. An avid outdoorsman, he instilled the love of hunting in his children and was active in all they did. Scott selflessly provided for his family and was always quick to forgive and quick to ask for forgiveness.

He was a quiet person who was always willing to help others without asking for anything in return and will be missed and remembered by all who knew and loved him. Tanksley is survived by his wife and three young children.

Age: 40

Date of Death: February 10, 2014

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