Lieutenant Richard "Rick" Drake II

Photo of Lieutenant Richard "Rick" Drake II
Last Call: Mon, Nov 1st, 2010
Date of Incident: Mon, Nov 1st, 2010
Cause of Death: Heart Attack
Service Time: 3 years & 5 months
Age: 39


His wife Christy and four children: Andy-18, Elizabeth-17, Eric-10, and Abby-8


Lieutenant Drake and other members of the German Township VFD responded to a report of someone having difficulty breathing. They assisted with treating and loading the patient for transport and returned to service at 12:24 P.M.

Lieutenant Drake returned to the firehouse and began conducting equipment checks. At 2:45 P.M., Lieutenant Drake's wife called 911 to report he was having severe chest pain -- she was visiting him at the firehouse. Shortly afterward, Lieutenant Drake advised his medical condition via radio.

While being transported via ambulance, Lieutenant Drake went into cardiac arrest. He was pronounced dead at Columbus Regional Hospital.


German Township Volunteer Fire Department Patch
9428 Main Street
Taylorsville, Indiana 47280
(812) 526-5858


There are 68 tributes for Lieutenant Richard "Rick" Drake II.

Lieutenant Richard "Rick" Drake II
Left by Bonnie Hall on Monday, November 1st, 2010

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with Lieutenant Richard Drake's family, co-workers, and friends. May the Lord comfort you.