Jay "Jay Bird" Paul Jahnke


Words Written For Jay

Born:  September 16, 1961 in Houston, Texas
Entered Fire Department:  December 2, 1981, Class 81C
Duty:  Captain at Station 2 "B" Shift
Died:  October 13, 2001 at 40 years young 
Memorial Oaks Cemetery 13001 Katy Freeway   
                 Next to his beloved father, Claude.   
Section: 212  Lot:: 138  Space 4D    

Written:  7:58 A.M.   October 13, 2001      

Captain Jay Jahnke, a 20 year veteran of the Houston Fire Department, died this morning while fighting a high rise fire located in the Galleria area.  He was taken to Herman Hospital where he died from injuries sustained at the fire.  
I have been involved with the HFD line of duty deaths for almost 15 years.  It is always sad to have to add a firefighter to the list, believe me, adding this one, really hurts. 

Our "Jay Bird" will be sorely missed. 

Scott Mellott   

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