Fort Osage firefighter dies from lung cancer likely caused by his years on the job

  • Source: WDAF-TV Fox 4 Kansas City News
  • Published: 09/09/2019 05:28 PM

The Fort Osage Fire Department is mourning the loss of one of their own. Capt. Andrew Donner recently lost his battle with lung cancer -- a disease his family said he likely developed on the job. His death comes just days after Kansas City firefighter Jerry Bayton's death under similar circumstances. Unfortunately, just like Bayton, being around the different toxins and fumes is what likely caused Donner's untimely death. The only thing Donner loved more than being at the fire station was his family. "His passion was for the fire department. He loved doing that job. That was his life," Andrew's wife Jessica Donner said. Donner died from lung cancer on Aug. 27 at the age of 36, leaving behind his wife and 11-year-old son. "He's only 36 years old. So we were under the impression that you get a cold, you get something, you just kind of struggle through, and it just kind of goes away," Jessica Donner said.


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