CFDHISTORY ---›Line of Duty Deaths ---› 71Lt Joseph Walsh

Lt Joseph Walsh

Killed in the Line of Duty March 8, 1920

Fire Company Engine 23
Cause of Death Injuries From Fall
At Fire Box Number
Incident Type Fire
Incident Location 2629 Moorman Avenue

While fighting a fire on the roof of 2629 Moorman Avenue, Walsh was on a ladder that became overbalanced and threw him head long to the ground less than twenty feet below. Two other firemen clung to the ladder and did not fall. Walsh was appointed to the department December 5, 1893. He lived with his wife Nellie at 2939 Cleinview Avenue.