Firefighter Louis C. Lauth

Photo of Firefighter Louis C. Lauth
Last Call: Sun, Oct 7th, 1923
Date of Incident: Sun, Oct 7th, 1923
Cause of Death: Motor Vehicle Accident (Response)
Service Time: 6 years
Age: 34


His mother Josephine, five sisters, and two brothers


Firefighter Lauth was riding on Squad 1 while responding to an alarm. As they responded, the apparatus struck a mushroom traffic signal at Meridian and Pratt Streets. The impact with the traffic signal caused Firefighter Lauth to strike his head on a chemical tank on the apparatus causing a severe head injury. Other firefighters flagged down a passing taxicab and Firefighter Lauth was transported to Methodist Hospital in the taxi. He died at the hospital a short time later.

Firefighter Lauth was a veteran of WW I.


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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
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