Firefighter Owen O'Donnell

Photo of Firefighter Owen O'Donnell
Last Call: Sun, Jul 31st, 1887
Date of Incident: Sun, Jul 17th, 1887
Cause of Death: Horse Drawn Vehicle (Accidental)
Service Time: 1 year
Age: 21




Firefighter O'Donnell, a member of Engine Company #25, was seriously injured after he was knocked down while attempting to stop a team of runaway horses. After he was knocked down, a horse stepped on his head and then the wheel of the wagon ran over his body. He died approximately two weeks following the accident.

His wife Bridget had died only three months earlier.


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


There are currently no tributes for Firefighter Owen O'Donnell.