Captain John Crane

Photo of Captain John Crane
Last Call: Fri, Feb 13th, 1925
Date of Incident: Not Known
Cause of Death: Structural Collapse
Service Time: Not Known
Age: 65


Captain Crane died from injuries he received when a wall collapsed on him as he was stretching a hand line into a burning building. Captain Crane was the oldest member of the KFD when he died on the eve of his retirement. He was in charge of the only horse drawn fire engine still in service.


Kansas City Fire Department Patch
635 Woodland Avenue - Suite 2100
Kansas City, Missouri 64116
(816) 513-4600
Chief Paul J. Berardi


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