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    Fallen Firefighters - Heroes

    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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    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.
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    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.
     
    Firefighter Charles M. Hutcherson
    died in the line of duty on July 20, 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.
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    Firefighter William D. 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.

    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.

    *Lynchburg Firefighter who died in the line of duty while serving another jurisdiction.