CHARLESTON FIRE DEPARTMENT


Memorial

/ The Charleston Fire Department Memorial

This page is dedicated to the fifteen members of the Charleston Fire Department who made the ultimate sacrifice. Those men who have lost their lives in the line of duty while protecting the lives and property of the citizens of Charleston.

Line of Duty Deaths

Name Date Incident
William M. Cabell March 7, 1906 While responding to a fire, a street car hit the steamer and horses
Jack Foley November 9, 1907 Ruffner Brothers Fire
Joe Whitaker February 21,1912 Electric Shock
Oscar Thaxton March 24, 1922 Died from injuries from the Capital Fire in 1921
T. Frank Sharp March 4, 1949 Woolworth Fire
Emery C. Pauley March 4, 1949 Woolworth Fire
Frank N. Miller March 4, 1949 Woolworth Fire
Fred C. Summers March 4, 1949 Woolworth Fire
J.P. Little March 4, 1949 Woolworth Fire
George A. Coates March 4, 1949 Woolworth Fire
Richard L. McCormick March 4, 1949 Woolworth Fire
John Thompson April 13, 1968 Wertz Avenue Brush Fire
J. Claude Saunders October 18, 1971 Responded to a fire and died of a heart attack
John M. Lane July 3, 1978 Fell through a sky light that was painted over at New Way Cleaners
Bill Pauley August 27, 1980 Died from a heart attack while on-duty at Station #1