Firefighter Basil E. Reiss

Photo of Firefighter Basil E. Reiss
Last Call: Sun, Mar 23rd, 1941
Date of Incident: Thu, Mar 13th, 1941
Cause of Death: Motor Vehicle Accident
Service Time: 1 year
Age: 23


Firefighter Reis died of injuries he suffered on March 13 when he was thrown off a fire apparatus when it swerved to avoid a car and overturned.


Indianapolis Fire Department Patch
555 North New Jersey Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
(317) 327-6041


There is 1 tribute for Firefighter Basil E. Reiss.

Firefighter Basil E. Reiss
Left by Michael Myers on Sunday, December 18th, 2011

Basil was my uncle. I have a small memory of him. I was just 4 when he got killed. I proudly wear his red rubby ring on my right hand. News paper articles about him are at the fire musium in Indianapolis. His father was a lifelong fire fighter in Indianapolis.