Firefighter James Richard Simpson

Photo of Firefighter James Richard Simpson
Last Call: Wed, May 29th, 1940
Date of Incident: Wed, May 29th, 1940
Cause of Death: Structural Collapse
Service Time: Not Known
Age: 45


His wife and daughter.


While working at the scene of a fire in an automobile repair shop, Firefighter Simpson died after a wall collapsed on him. Firefighter Abraham Lynn also died in the incident and three other firefighters suffered injuries.

Firefighter Simpson was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War I.


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