CFDHISTORY ---›Line of Duty Deaths ---› 46Lester Meyers

Lester Meyers

Killed in the Line of Duty October 15, 1951

Fire Company Engine 51
Cause of Death Crushed by pumper - rollover
At Fire Box Number
Incident Type Responding to grass fire
Incident Location 5651 Belmont

Meyers was killed when the pumper he was driving skidded off the gravel driveway and overturned while responding to a grass fire at the Ohio Military Institute. Meyers was crushed to death. Two other firefighters on the pumper jumped to safety as it rolled over. Meyers had been a fireman for nine years and lived with his wife and two children at 4651 Burr Oak Street, Winton Place.