Lieutenant Thomas S. Smith

Photo of Lieutenant Thomas S. Smith
Last Call: Wed, Nov 8th, 1911
Date of Incident: Wed, Nov 8th, 1911
Cause of Death: Horse Drawn Vehicle (Response)
Service Time: 35 years
Age: 68


Lieutenant Smith, one of the first four blacks hired by the Indianapolis Fire Department, died instantly when the hose wagon he was riding in was hit by a streetcar. He had retired in 1899 but was reinstated at his request a few months later.


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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
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