Sergeant Jesse "Red" Wilson Sr.

Photo of Sergeant Jesse "Red" Wilson Sr.
Last Call: Sat, Dec 17th, 1960
Date of Incident: Sat, Dec 17th, 1960
Cause of Death: Structural Collapse
Service Time: 17 years
Age: 46


Wife Catherine, Daughter Linda, Sons Jesse Jr., Gary, and Michael


Captain Joseph Buren, Sergeant Jesse Wilson and Firefighter Riley Pryor lost their lives while fighting a 3 alarm fire inside the Parkmoor Bowling Alley after being caught in a backdraft explosion.

Sergeant Wilson was not scheduled to work Saturday evening, but Capt. Buren's regular aide was off. He was commissioned to drive the B.C. wagon.


Louisville Fire Department
Louisville Fire Department Patch
Louisville Salvage Corps Patch
Louisville Volunteer Fire Department Patch
1135 West Jefferson Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40203
(502) 574-3701
Chief Gregory Frederick


There are 4 tributes for Sergeant Jesse "Red" Wilson Sr.

Sergeant Jesse "Red" Wilson Sr.
Left by Sergeant Jesse P.Wilson on Thursday, May 1st, 2008

Daddy, you are forever in my your daughter.Linda Hinton