Michael Muller Obituary, Death Cause – Regarding the Death of Firefighter J. Michael Muller, a Statement by Barry A. Walker IRMO, South Carolina — It is with profound grief and a heavy heart that I announce the unfortunate loss of one of our brave firemen, J. Michael Muller. He bravely lost his life while responding to a fire at an apartment complex in partnership with firefighters from the City of Columbia. I say this with a heavy heart and I announce this with profound sorrow. My sincere condolences go out to Firefighter J. Michael Muller’s family, friends, and coworkers on behalf of the entire IRMO community.
He was a dedicated and beloved member of the IRMO family. Our firefighting community is characterized by a culture of sacrifice and bravery, and Firefighter J. Michael Muller personified both of these qualities. As a demonstrable act of unflinching devotion to his role as a firefighter, he recklessly placed himself in harm’s path in order to save the lives of people and preserve their property. Because of his devotion and sacrifice, we will be grateful to him for the rest of our lives. Firefighter J. Michael Muller was an esteemed member of the IRMO Fire Department and played an essential part in protecting our community from the threats posed by fire and other crises during his tenure with the department.
His bravery and unflinching dedication to duty shone through in all he did, and his acts will live on in history as a tribute to the selfless service he provided to the community. During this trying time, it is absolutely necessary for us to join together as a community in order to lend each other support and pay tribute to the life of Firefighter J. Michael Muller. The family of Firefighter Muller will get all of the required support from the town of IRMO, which will collaborate closely with the Fire Department and the City of Columbia to accomplish this goal. As they deal with the aftermath of such a tragic loss, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.