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Over the years, many of our firefighters have died in the line of duty or from an illness connected to their service. The memorial will honor these brave men and women and the collective legacy they have left behind.

Line of Duty Deaths

These Portland firefighters died from an injury or illness incurred while engaged in emergency or non-emergency duties on the job or as a result of the job.

  • 1881 James Reed
  • 1890 Fred Wagner
  • 1891 Tom O’Keefe
  • 1892 John G. Hewston
  • 1895 Tom Grenfell
  • 1911 David Campbell
  • 1911 William Higdon
  • 1916 Emil Gustafson
  • 1919 Francis H. McCormick
  • 1921 Karl Gunster
  • 1921 Oscar H. Lehman
  • 1922 James S. Baldwin
  • 1922 Oscar B. Gabriel
  • 1923 Adolph W. Wefel
  • 1926 William E. Wilbur
  • 1927 William John McCreery
  • 1928 Charles A. Ryan
  • 1928 Harry Josephson
  • 1930 Richard D. Laisne
  • 1930 Henry Krimbel
  • 1934 Frank L. Kearney
  • 1934 Harry B. Morrow
  • 1935 Harry V. Gardner
  • 1935 William D. Heath
  • 1937 Frank E. Platt
  • 1940 Ernest W. Bills
  • 1940 Carl G. Markstrom
  • 1945 Joseph Frederick Allerton
  • 1945 Elmo St. Clair Bradford
  • 1946 Gregory A. Warner
  • 1948 Alfred E. Berg
  • 1949 Daniel G. Shaw
  • 1957 Victor D. Brown
  • 1960 John T. Metcalfe
  • 1968 Virgil L. Spencer
  • 1977 John L. Devaney

 

Service Connected Deaths

These firefighters died from illness directly tied to the hazards and exposures of firefighting.

  • 1923 Fred H. Rittenour
  • 1929 Walter McBride
  • 1933 Gustave Adolph Stephan
  • 1933 Clement M. Kemmer
  • 1939 Harry R. Howard
  • 1940 Peter P. Kumpf
  • 1943 Owen Peterson
  • 1946 William Inglesby
  • 1947 Marion Stark
  • 1960 John Drain
  • 1963 Benjamin Steele
  • 1963 Frank Benedict
  • 1965 Robert Edner
  • 1965 James Hamilton
  • 1969 Louis Merchant
  • 1970 Randy Hammer
  • 1971 Donald Turner
  • 1971 Jack L. Stephens
  • 1971 Roy A. Bray
  • 1972 Aldro Stuck
  • 1974 Jefferson Morris
  • 1975 Melvin Sethmann
  • 1979 Charles Weberg
  • 1984 Tommy Tucker
  • 1987 Willis Hubener
  • 1987 Thomas G. Tyner
  • 1988 Richard H. Bradley
  • 1990 Lonnie M. Zimmerman
  • 1991 Gerald Quimby
  • 1993 Jeffrey S. Tuggle
  • 1995 Robert J. Hebisen
  • 1996 Richard A. Harder
  • 2001 Paul T. Kahn
  • 2002 James T. Woodward
  • 2003 Jeffrey S. Calvi
  • 2004 Steven E. Higley
  • 2007 George L. Godson
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