CFDHISTORY ---›Line of Duty Deaths ---› 90Capt. Thomas McDermott

Capt. Thomas McDermott

Killed in the Line of Duty February 20, 1911

Fire Company Engine 14
Cause of Death Fall
At Fire Box Number
Incident Type Fire in Coal Elevator
Incident Location Marmet Coal Elevator

On February 4, 1911, While climbing a high trestle to get at the blaze in the Marmet Coal Elevator, Capt McDermott lost his footing and fell to the ground 30 feet below. After several surgeries, McDermott succumbed to his injuries. Capt McDermott was 30 years old and lived with his mother at 906 Freeman Avenue.