Captain Robert "Lee" Paul

Photo of Captain Robert "Lee" Paul
Last Call: Tue, Sep 18th, 1928
Date of Incident: Mon, Sep 17th, 1928
Cause of Death: Motor Vehicle Accident (Response)
Service Time: 14 years & 3 months
Age: 56


His wife and three children


Captain Paul died from injuries received when Engine 6 slammed into the back of a streetcar while responding to a false alarm at 4:20 A.M. His driver, Engineer Charles Handwerker, and private Lee McGee were also killed in this incident. This was the second fatal incident involving a motorized vehicle in the history of the Department.

Captain Paul joined the Louisville Fire Department as a substitute Fireman on August 18, 1904 and was promoted to Captain November 30, 1918. At the time of his death, he was a resident of the firehouse.


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