CFDHISTORY ---›Line of Duty Deaths ---› 48Lt. Robert Beyer

Lt. Robert Beyer

Killed in the Line of Duty June 8, 1959

Fire Company Ladder 7
Cause of Death Coronary Occlusion
At Fire Box Number
Incident Type Training fire
Incident Location High Intesity Building 3300 Mill Creek

Beyer, after leading five men of his company to the second floor of the training building to extinguish a training fire, first appeared in trouble when he reached a door. The lieutenant told one of his men, "I've got to get air," and retreated down the stairs. Beyer was carried outside where resuscitative efforts were to no avail. The cause of his death was determined to be coronary occlusion. Beyer was 43 and lived with his wife and two sons at 3167 Vine Street. The death of Beyer led to a controversy over the use of live fire training at the newly built High Intensity Training Facility.