His family and dozens of firefighters attended a memorial service for Capt. Jahnke at his old station, Fire Station 2 in the Tanglewood area. Jahnke died in a high rise near the Galleria on October 13th, 2001. Jahnke has many relatives that served or are serving in HFD.
"The Jahnkes have a huge, huge lot of people in the fire department. This was the ten year anniversary and we just wanted, we put it out to whoever wanted to come and we've had a great turnout," said Mary Ann Jahnke McNeil.
Jahnke's death led to several changes in the fire department including the staffing of fire trucks and firefighting techniques.