Memorial Service for Fallen Talent Firefighter Scheduled

Wildland firefighter Logan Taylor, who died battling the Rum Creek Fire, will be honored early next week in a public memorial service.

The service will be held Monday, August 29 at 10 a.m. at Harry and David Field, 2929 S. Pacific Highway in Medford, donated by the Medford Rogues baseball team. Members of the public who wish to honor Logan Taylor are invited to attend.

Logan Taylor

Taylor, 25, of Talent, Oregon, was the owner and operator of Sasquatch Reforestation, a local forestry company.

On Thursday, August 18, 2022, Taylor was struck by a tree while working on the Rum Creek Fire outside of Grants Pass, Oregon. Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue (SAR) immediately deployed a helicopter and personnel to the fire and airlifted Taylor out of the mountainous terrain to an awaiting Mercy Flights helicopter, which transported him to Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford. Despite lifesaving efforts by firefighters and EMS personnel assigned to the fire and responding medical staff, Taylor succumbed to his injuries.

The incident is under investigation and more details will be released as they are confirmed.

The family wishes to thank the community and local fire service for their thoughts, prayers and support through this difficult time. Cards for Taylor’s family may be sent to the Oregon Department of Forestry Central Point Office:

Oregon Department of Forestry
Southwest Oregon District
Re: Logan Taylor
5286 Table Rock Rd.
Central Point, OR 97502

Source: ODF