CFDHISTORY ---›Line of Duty Deaths ---› 91John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams

Killed in the Line of Duty October 15, 1901

Fire Company Ladder Company 3
Cause of Death Incident With Streetcar
At Fire Box Number
Incident Type Still Alarm
Incident Location Rencomb Junction

Adams, driver for Ladder Company 3, was thrown from his seat and instantly killed wiole responding to a still alarm at Rencomb Junction, Columbia. In an attempt to avoid East End Car 11, the ladder wagon wheels got caught in the tracks and Adams was unable to swing out of them. The wagon and team collided with the car and Adams was thrown from his seat between the horses feet, breaking his neck. Adams was 59 and left a widow and several children.