Firefighter Benjamin F. Letson

Photo of Firefighter Benjamin F. Letson
Last Call: Fri, Feb 13th, 1903
Date of Incident: Wed, Feb 11th, 1903
Cause of Death: Horse Drawn Vehicle (Response)
Service Time: Not Known
Age: 38

Survivors

His wife Maria.

Incident

While responding to an alarm in Hook & Ladder #8, Firefighter Letson was severely injured when the truck collided with a street car at the intersection of Olive Street and Twentieth Avenue. Firefighter Lepson was pinned between the truck and a telegraph pole. He died two days later. Firefighter Fred Hesse also died in the accident.

Agency

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

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