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    Fallen Firefighters - Heroes

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    Firefighter Felix DeBelvre


    died in the line of duty on May 30, 1883, as a result of injuries suffered during a fire at
    1003 Main Street.
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    Firefighter James T. Clement 
    died in the line of duty on May 30, 1883, as a result of injuries suffered during a fire at 1003 Main Street.
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     Firefighter William H. Gouldman

    died in the line of duty on May 30, 1883, as a result of injuries suffered during a fire at 1003 Main Street.

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    Captain William R. Moore
    died in the line of duty on May 30, 1883, as a result of injuries suffered during a fire at 1003 Main Street.

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    Firefighter James A. Vaughan

    died in the line of duty on May 30, 1883, as a result of injuries suffered during a fire at 1003 Main Street.
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    Firefighter Colie B. Fore

    died in the line of duty on November 29, 1906,
    as a result of smoke inhalation from fighting a
    fire at 907 Main Street.

    Charles A. Maddox
    died in the line of duty on October 28, 1912,
    as a result of injuries caused by a falling wall
    during a fire at 11th and Jefferson Streets on
    October 15, 1912.

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    Firefighter Charles M. Hutcherson

    died in the line of duty on July 14, 1914, as a result of a steamer accident at the corner of 5th and Main Street.

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    Firefighter Calvin D. Robey

    died in the line of duty on May 27, 1921, as a result of being electrocuted during fire ground operations at the C.S. Hutter fire on McKinley Avenue.
     

    Firefighter William A. Swanson
    died in the line of duty on September 28, 1926,
    as a result of injuries sustained after being hit
    by the Chief's car responding to a call.

    Captain Lawrence F. Witt
    died in the line of duty on October 6, 1926,
    as a result of injuries caused by a falling
    chimney during a fire at the corner of
    Second and Smyth Streets.


    Captain John R. Viar
    died in the line of duty on January 6, 1930, as a result of head injuries sustained after being hit on the head by a hose coupling on November 1, 1929,
    at Station 4.

    Firefighter James E. Rucker
    died in the line of duty on February 12, 1934,
    as a result of injuries sustained while attempting
    to repair the ladder truck.

    Firefighter James D. Thornton
    died in the line of duty on May 11, 1936,
    as a result of injuries sustained during a training
    exercise at Station 6.

    Firefighter William E. Craighead
    died in the line of duty on February 21, 1940, as a result of injuries sustained after having fallen off of the back of Engine 3.

    Assistant Chief Lewis D. Staton
    died in the line of duty on January 22, 1956,
    as a result of a heart attack suffered after
    returning from a fire.

     
     

    Firefighter Davis G. Kidd
    died in the line of duty on August 18, 1964, as a
    result of electrocution injuries sustained during a
    training exercise in South Boston, VA.

     

    Captain John P. Bailey
    died in the line of duty on November 4, 1964, as a result of injuries sustained during a brush fire on Denver Avenue. 
     
     

    Captain George W. Higginbotham
    died in the line of duty on January 8, 1970,
    as a result of a heart attack suffered after
    returning from a fire.

    Assistant Chief Edward A. Ware
    died in the line of duty on August 9, 1974,
    as the result of a dissecting aortic aneurysm.

    Firefighter Ronald H. Stevens
    died in the line of duty on February 25, 1975,
    as a result of injuries sustained during a fire in the
    700 block of Main Street.

    Firefighter Everett D. Stewart
    died in the line of duty on February 25, 1975,
    as a result of injuries sustained during a fire in the
    700 block of Main Street.


    Below are Lynchburg Firefighters who died in the line of duty while serving other jurisdictions.
     

    Firefighter III Carter D. Martin
    died in the line of duty on June 22, 1995, while performing duties with the Brookville-Timberlake Volunteer Fire Department when rendering aid during flood conditions.

    Kenith Patterson
    died in the line of duty as a volunteer with the
    Lynchburg Life Saving Crew during flood conditions
    on March 18, 1936.

     
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