Captain James Overby

Photo of Captain James Overby
Last Call: Mon, Jun 25th, 1923
Date of Incident: Sun, Jun 24th, 1923
Cause of Death: Motor Vehicle Accident (Response)
Service Time: Not Known
Age: Not Known




While responding to a reported fire, a collision occurred between the trucks from Hose House #4 and Hose House #9. Captain Overby of #9 died from the accident after suffering severe head injuries. Firefighter Alex Thompson, also died in the accident and Firefighter Charles Watson died from his injuries several months later.


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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