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Columbus, Ohio 43207
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In the Line of Duty


FF. Mark Newman
Was killed August 4, 1870, by falling walls at Columbus Woolen Mills, located on the West side of the canal near Mound St.
  
FF. Andrew J. Kerins
Of Truck 2, was killed January 2, 1892, at the Booth Mfg.. fire on Lazelle St. N. of Gay St.
  
Lt. William McLaughlin
Of Hook & Ladder 1, located at Engine House 3, was killed September 14, 1892, when he was thrown from a telegraph pole on N. High St. in front of Union Depot while trying to protect the telegraph lines from a moving train.
  
FF. Louis Lang
This is FF. Louis Lang. He died March 3, 1893 of consumption, contracted from exposure at the Metropolitan Opera House Fire.
  
FF. John Hack
Driver of Hose Company 5 died November 25, 1897 from blood poisoning contact from an injury he received from a horse. Veteran of over 3 years.
  
Capt. Joseph Hecht
Of Engine 11, died May 7, 1898, from injuries received while fighting a fire at Main St. School House. Veteran of 9 years.
  
Capt. Dan S. Lewis
Of Hook & Ladder 2, was killed April 26, 1903, at a General Alarm Fire which engulfed the Union Clothing Co., Botts Bros., Kirbys and the Brunson Bldg. when he was buried under falling walls. Veteran of 21 years.
  
FF. George Miller
Of Truck 5, located at Engine House 8 was killed November 15, 1910, while responding to a fire on Hayes Ave. when he fell from his truck breaking his neck. Veteran of 10 years.
  
FF. John M. Evans
Fire Dept. Lineman was killed July 17, 1911, when he fell 40' from a telephone pole on N. High St. in front of Union Depot while he was stringing telegraph wires. Veteran of 3 years.
  
FF. C. E. Palmer
Of Engine 7 was killed August 27, 1912, at Broad and Center Sets. in a collision between Engine 7 and a street car. Veteran of 1 1/2 years.
  
Engineer Charles Brehm
Of Engine 12, died September 4, 1917 from injuries he received September 3, 1917 at State and Levee St., while attempting to move a steamer closer to a hydrant. The steamer started down an incline into Levee ST. Engineer Brehm realized the steamer could not be stopped and took the pole and steered the steamer into a brick wall. The pole crashed through the wall crushing him between the wall and the steamer. Veteran of over 25 years.
  
Capt. Charles F. Garret Sr.
Of 6 Hose Wagon died from injuries received on July 19, 1922, in a collision with an auto while responding to Box 313 at Long & High Sets. Veteran of 27 years.
  
FF. Harlan A. Ruth
Of Engine 5 died February 24, 1923, from injuries received at the Ebner and Hopkins Fire on April 1, 1920, when a large pulley fell from a burning elevator and struck him in the head. Veteran of 11 years.
  
Capt. Fred Stehle
Of Engine 2 died November 16, 1923, from injuries received on November 11, 1923, at Walnut and Zettler Alleys when he was thrown from a 30' ladder. Veteran of 32 years.
  
FF. Fred Dalton
Of Hose Wagon 6 died on January 10, 1924, from injuries sustained on January 8, 1924, at High and Lynn while responding to Box No. 313 at High and Long Sets. Veteran of 3 years.
  
FF. James Cheeseman
Of 5 Pump was killed July 25, 1925, when a street car collided with 5 Pump at Parsons and Thurman Aves. Veteran of 14 years.
  
FF. Carl Schroeder
Of 5 Pump died September 3, 1925, as a result of injuries he received on July 25, 1925, when 5 Pump collided with a street car at Parsons and Thurman. Veteran of 23 years.
  
FF. Paul J. Altenbach
Of Engine 6 was killed October 7, 1929, while trying to rescue a man from a well at City Ice and Fuel. When he was half way down into the well he was overcome by "Black Damp" and fell backwards into the well and drown. Veteran of 5 years.
  
Battalion Chief Charles Barklow
Killed on February 5, 1931, when his District Chief's car and another auto collided at 3rd Ave. and Perry St. while responding to Box 276. Veteran of 33 years.
  
Capt. Harry Fetter
Of 17 Pump died February 23,1932 from a heart attack while fighting a house fire at 2759 Eakin Rd. He was found lying on his back in six inches of water in the basement. Veteran of 33 years.
  
FF. Henery R. Allen
This is FF. Henery R. Allen. Died February 5, 1934. He had a heart attack while on duty at fire house No 1. He was a 14 year veteran.
  
FF. James D. Sims
This is FF. James D. Sims. He died of a heart attack April 18, 1934. He drove himself to the hospital in his own car while on duty at fire station 4. He was a 22 year veteran.
  
FF. Herbert Harrington
Of Squad 1 was killed February 19, 1936, when a wall collapsed on him at the Odd Fellows Temple fire at Rich and High Sets. Veteran of 4 years.
  
Capt. Otto Ignatze
Of 3 Pump was killed February 19, 1936, when a wall collapsed on him at the Odd Fellows Temple fire at Rich and High Sets. Veteran of 11 years.
  
FF. Oliver Metzger
Of Squad 1 was killed February 19, 1936, when a wall collapsed on him at the Odd Fellows Temple fire at Rich and High Sets. Veteran of 13 years.
  
Lt. Harry McFadden
Of 1 Truck was killed February 19, 1936, when a wall collapsed on him at the Odd Fellows Temple fire at Rich and High Sets. Veteran of 16 years.
  
Capt. Robert Welsh
Of Squad 1 was killed February 19, 1936, when a wall collapsed on him at the Odd Fellows Temple fire at Rich and High St.. Veteran of 10 years.
  
FF. Charles A. Beatty
Was electrocuted on August 15, 1936, while fighting a fire on 20th St. North of Long St. Veteran of 18 years.
  
Capt. W. J. Roop
Of 18 Pump died February 26, 1943, as a result of a heart attack he suffered while fighting a fire on 18th Ave. Veteran 23 years.
  
Capt. Charles Eckstorm
Of Squad 1 was killed was killed September 27, 1944, when the Squad he was riding met in a collision with another auto at Livingston and 3rd St.. Veteran of 21 years.
  
Lt. Henry Myers
Of 7 Pump died February 1, 1946 from a skull fracture when he slipped on the ice and struck his head on 7 pump at a fire on Highland St. Veteran of 21 years.
  
Capt. John O'Reilly
Of 6 Pump died February 3, 1947 as a result of a heart attack he suffered while fighting a fire at the East Market House on Mt. Vernon Ave. Veteran of 16 years.
  
FF. Louis Martin
Of 5 Pump was killed May 26, 1948, at Jaeger and Thurman when 5 Pump was struck by a trolley car. Veteran of 31 years
  
FF. Robert J. Foran
Of 10 Squad was killed on December 4, 1951, when he fell from the Quad while it was responding to an alarm on W. Broad St. Veteran of 34 years.
  
Lt. Alfred L. Keys
This Is Lt. Alfred L. Keys. He died of a heart attack, while on duty at Station Eight. August 4, 1960. Veteran of 25 years.
  
FF. Clarence Cox
Of 7 Truck died November 21, 1962, from a heart attack he suffered after returning from a fire run. Veteran of 19 years.
  
Capt. Clarence "Freddy" Martin
Squad Supervisor drown in the Olentangy River (in flood stage) on March 22, 1964. His boat overturned beneath the 5th Ave. dam while trying to rescue two men from the river.
  
Capt. Paul Casey
Of 10 Truck died October 24, 1964, from a heart attack he suffered while fighting a fire at 1187 W. Broad St. Veteran of 24 years.
  
FF. Chester Fowler
Of Engine 6 died November 27, 1971, as a result of a heart attack he suffered while fighting a basement fire on Millbank Rd. Veteran of 12 years
  
Lt. Jerry Kuhn
Of Engine 19 died January 3, 1972, as a result of a heart attack he suffered while fighting a fire at 207 W. Weber Rd. Veteran of 13 years.
  
Lt. Jack Russ
Of Engine 22 died January 24, 1972, as a result on an injury he received on January 15 while fighting a fire at 274 Stockbridge Rd. Veteran of 12 years.
  
FF. Frank Gerstner
This is FF Frank Gerstner. Died February 9, 1976 from a heart attack while on duty at the Fire Alarm Office. 24 year veteran.
  
FF. Maurice Gates
Of Ladder 10 was killed on September 15, 1982, at a warehouse fire at 144 S. Glenwood Ave. Veteran of 1 year.
  
FF. John Nance
Was Acting Lieutenant of Engine 2 and was killed on July 25, 1987, on a 3rd Alarm fire at 151 North High St. after he fell through a hole in the floor into the basement. Veteran of 28 years.
  
FF John Reed
This is F.F. John W. Reed. He died of a heart attack April 15,1989. A veteran of 16 yrs.
  
F.F. Donald E. Ward
This is F.F. Donald E. Ward. He died from a heart attack March 14, 2004. A 13 year veteran.
  
FF. John P Moore
EMS Training Instructor, a 34 year veteran of the Columbus Division of Fire died in the Line of Duty on Monday, March 29, 2010.