Private William H. Grady

Photo of Private William H. Grady
Last Call: Mon, Jun 9th, 1952
Date of Incident: Mon, Jun 9th, 1952
Cause of Death: Motor Vehicle Accident (Response)
Service Time: Not Known
Age: 37


His mother.


Private Grady died after Engine 17 and Hook and Ladder 9 collided at Vandeventer and Easton while responding to an alarm. The accident also claimed the lives of Privates William Crump and Clarence Paschang.

Private Grady was the only African-American to be killed in the line of duty, up until Captain Derek Martin in 2002.


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1421 North Jefferson Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63106
(314) 533-3406


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