Former Amarillo Assistant Fire Chief Robert “Bob” Schwab, who passed away in 1973 while on duty, has had his death reclassified as Line of Duty Death.
Despite the death occurring while he was at work, it did not meet that era’s criteria to be considered and honored as a LODD. Schwab died in February of 1973.
The department would reclassify Schwab’s passing as an official LODD. He will now be recognized as the department’s second of five LODDs.
Schwab will be honored with a ceremony at the Amarillo Civic Center’s Regency Room on Wednesday, Aug. 30 at 9:30 a.m. with his family in attendance.