Captain Bernard "Barney" McKernan

Photo of Captain Bernard "Barney" McKernan
Last Call: Wed, Aug 10th, 1887
Cause of Death: Structural Collapse
Service Time: Not Known
Age: 43

Survivors

His wife.

Incident

While fighting a fire in the Bishop and Spears Peanut Warehouse at 510-512 North Second Street, a collapse occurred taking the life of Captain McKernan. He was serving as acting Assistant Chief at the time of the incident. Firefighter Frank McDonald and Captain Christ Hoell also died in the collapse.

Agency

Saint Louis Fire Department Patch
1421 North Jefferson Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63106
(314) 533-3406
Chief Dennis M. Jenkerson

Tributes

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