Firefighter Richard Knoll

Photo of Firefighter Richard Knoll
Last Call: Wed, Mar 22nd, 1916
Date of Incident: Mon, Mar 20th, 1916
Cause of Death: Motor Vehicle Accident (Response)
Service Time: 5 years
Age: 31


His wife Emma, children Joseph and Laura, and mother Laura.


Firefighter Knoll, who was assigned to Company 10 Hose Reel, was severely injured as a result of a collision between Company 10 Hose Reel and Engine #4 at Illinois and Governor Streets. The engine skidded against the curbing, fell on the wagon, and pinned Firefighter Knoll underneath. He was taken to Deaconess Hospital where he died two days later. Firefighter Moses Levy also died in the accident and two other firefighters were injured as they were responding to a fire in a two-story grocery and residence.


Evansville Fire Department
Evansville Fire Department Patch
550 Southeast 8th Street
Evansville, Indiana 47713-1786
(812) 867-6761
Chief Mike Connelly


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