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Delaware L.O.D.D.
These firefighters gave all to the State of Delaware and to the Fire Service. We pay tribute to those who have given their lives in the line of duty.

Ainsworth, Edward E. - Cranston Heights Fire Company
LODD: 01-15-1926
Boyles, Arthur W - Volunteer Hose Company
LODD: 11-06-1959
Blankenship, Arnold III - Greenwood Fire Company, No. 1
LODD: 04-30-2000
Died in a training accident while conducting live burn training in an acquired structure.
Conaway, George - Wilmington Fire Department
LODD: 07-22-1978
Conly, David - Five Points Fire Company
LODD: 02-22-1948
Courtney, Oliver - Wilmington Fire Department
LODD: 11-02-1896
Oliver Courtney was a member of the Phoenix Fire Company which was merged into the Wilmington Volunteer Fire Company prior to the department becoming carreer.
Crockett, George T. - Wilmington Fire Department
LODD: 08-03-1923
Assistant Chief
Dill, Charles E. - Frederica Volunteer Fire Company
LODD: 04-12-1980
Died in an MVC while enroute to the Delaware State Fire School to attend a training class for fire instructors.
Dougherty, Patrick - Wilmington Fire Department
LODD: 03-21-1904
Patrick Dougherty was a member of the Water Witch Fire Company which was merged into the Wilmington Volunteer Fire Company prior to the department becoming carreer on November 30, 1921. He was employed by the Water Witch Fire Company as a Fireman.
Dougherty, William T. - Wilmington Fire Department
LODD: 12-24-1896
William Dougherty was a member of the Water Witch Fire Company which was merged into the Wilmington Volunteer Fire Company prior to the department becoming carreer on November 30, 1921.
Evans, Joseph Harold - Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Company
LODD: 07-10-2005
Died of an apparent heart attack at the scene of a structure fire while operating the pump of an engine.
Fortney, Dewey - Marydel Volunteer Fire Company
LODD: Unknown
Foster, William M. - Five Points Fire Company
LODD: 04-03-1931
Foulk, Harold - Wilmington Fire Department
LODD: 09-13-1890
Harold was a member of the Delaware Fire Company which was merged into the Wilmington Volunteer Fire Company prior to the department becoming carreer on November 30, 1921.
Fullerton, Charles - Wilmington Fire Department
LODD: 08-12-1950
Firefighter Ladder Co. 3
Goode, James, Jr. - Wilmington Fire Department
LODD: 06-19-1990
Lieutenant
Grafius, Jack - Cranston Heights Fire Company
LODD: 03-01-1931
Graham, Robert - Wilmington Fire Department
LODD: 05-11-1939
Firefighter Engine Co. 6
Haggerty, Daniel - Wilmington Fire Department
LODD: 06-11-1929
Firefighter Engine Co. 6
Haigh, George - Cranston Heights Fire Company
LODD: 01-20-1933
Hook, David - Cranston Heights Fire Company
LODD: 01-15-1926
Hurley, Franklin L. - Little Creek Volunteer Fire Company
LODD: 01-03-1965
Kindell, Frank - Wilmington Fire Department
LODD: 4-03-1919
Frank Kindell was a member of the Washington Fire Company which was later merged into the Wilmington Volunteer Fire Company prior to the department becoming carreer on November 30, 1921.
Kirlin, Michael J. Sr. - Wilmington Fire Department
LODD: 12-27-1955
Deputy Chief
Lewis, Leroy C., Jr. - Holloway Terrace Volunteer Fire Company, No. 1. -
LODD: 01-30-1958
Mahan, Harry E. - Holloway Terrace Volunteer Fire Company, No. 1. -
LODD: 04-12-1969
McGranary, Daniel F. - Wilmington Fire Department
LODD: 12-23-1945
Deputy Chief
McNeal, William - Wilmington Fire Department
LODD: 10-08-1896
William was a member of the Washington Fire Company which was merged into the Wilmington Volunteer Fire Company prior to the department becoming carreer on November 30, 1921.
Mills, William - Unknown
LODD: Unknown
Mousley, Prince A., Jr. - Wilmington Fire Department
LODD: 01-06-1998
Firefighter Ladder Co. 1
Naumann, Edward R. - Wilmington Fire Department
LODD: 12-02-1962
Edward Naumann was a Lieutenant for the Wilmington Fire Department and a Volunteer for Christiana Fire Company.
Northam, M. Jack - Laurel Fire Department
LODD: 06-16-1997
Died of an apparent heart attack in the fire station during an alarm.
Ogden, Alfred - Cranston Heights Fire Company
LODD: 01-15-1926
Pappa, Edward - Wilmington Fire Department
LODD: 06-20-1922
Chief�s Aide
Rickards, Louis - Lewes Fire Department, Inc.
LODD: 02-03-2002
Died in an MVC while enroute to a DelMarVa Volunteer Firemen's Association Meeting.
Rogers, Clifton M. - Georgetown Volunteer Fire Company
LODD: 04-04-1969
Rogerson, George A. - Wilmington Fire Department
LODD: 02-23-1923
On January 31, 1923 at approximately 03:34 hours the Wilmington Bureau of Fire responded to an alarm of fire at Churchhill Road and Kennett Pike on the property of William duPont. The Fire Department was in service for five hours and forty-nine minutes. Although not feeling well, Firefighter Rogerson continued on duty working with his company. At 03:45 hours he had to be taken home where he died on February 3, 1923 from pneumonia. Firefighter Rogerson was assigned to Engine Co.No.6.
Sahma, George J. - Unknown
LODD:
Schuyler, Richard - Felton Community Fire Company
LODD: 07-31-1971
Died while responding to an ambulance call on Little Mastens Corner Road. DOB: 07-21-1954
Schuyler, Vernon - Unknown
LODD:
Scott, Minos E. - Carlisle Fire Company
LODD:
Simpkins, Smith R. - Wilmington Fire Department
LODD: 02-27-1962
Firefighter
Smith, Michelle - Delaware City Fire Company #1 Inc.
LODD: 12-22-2008
Michelle Smith was a volunteer with the Delaware City Fire Company. She past away from injuries she received at an accident scene while assisting the victim of a motorcycle crash on US 13 at School Lane in New Castle County. She was struck by a motorist who fled the scene.
Steen, Wayne A., Sr. - Mill Creek Fire Company
LODD: 09-26-2001
Died of a brain Aneurism several years after suffering one at the scene of a serious MVC.
Justin Townsend - Dagsboro Fire Department
LODD: 09-27-2012
Died while responding to a fire alarm
Tucker, H. Thomas - Citizens' Hose Company, No. 1.
LODD: 08-26-1982
Died after falling from a responding piece of fire equipment as the truck made a turn.
Veal, Arthur A. Sr. - Wilmington Fire Department
LODD: 06-27-1953
Lieutenant
Webb, William H. - South Bowers Volunteer Fire Company
LODD:
Wadsley, John S. - Wilmington Fire Department
LODD: 11-12-1938
While attending Firemen�s School on November 10, 1938 Firefighter Wadsley suffered a heart attack. Firefighter Wadsley succumbed two days later at the Delaware Hospital from the heart attack. Firefighter Wadsley was assigned to Truck Co. No. 3
Whaley, Clifford T. - Laurel Fire Department
LODD: 10-31-1977
Wilhelm, John J., Sr. - Minquadale Fire Company
LODD: 04-24-1944

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