Captain Joseph K. Buren

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Last Call: Sat, Dec 17th, 1960
Date of Incident: Sat, Dec 17th, 1960
Cause of Death: Structural Collapse
Service Time: 19 years
Age: 50


Wife Mary Louise, Daughter Mary Jean, Sons Edward, James & Joseph Jr.


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.

Capt. Buren was not scheduled to work Saturday evening, he had changed shifts with another Capt.


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