Documentation discovered in 1999 revealed that Francis M. Atkinson was the first member of the Louisville Fire Dept to lose his life in the line of duty.
Firefighter Atkinson was responding to a fire at 8th and Broadway on the Sim Watkins Engine Co. 5, when the steam engine overturned, trapping Atkinson under the vehicle for nearly a half hour.
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Thank you. Rest in peace. You are not forgotten.