Memorial Monday – St. Louis Streetcar Collision

Memorial Monday

Incident Date: April 17, 1922
Department: St. Louis Fire Department (MO)
Number of Line-of-Duty Deaths: 3

On April 17, 1922, just after 7:00 pm a St. Louis fire engine responding to a call collided with a sedan and a street car. The sedan pulled out into traffic, the responding engine swerved to car and collided with a street car. Four of the firefighters were thrown from the apparatus and the operator of the street car was trapped in the wreck. Passing motorists worked to help those injured in the crash. Lieutenant Michael Kane, Driver Eugene Carten, Pipeman John Haas were killed and Pipeman Daniel Finnnegan and Motorman Fred Tanune were seriously injured.

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Killed in the Collision


Memorial Monday - St. Louis Streetcar Collision

Chief Panzer leading city firemen at the funeral of Eugene Carten, fire truck chauffeur, killed with two other members of the department in collision with street car at Forsythe Boulevard and Skinner Road.

More About Memorial Monday

Memorial Monday is established to remember the sacrifice of firefighters who died in the line of duty before the National Memorial was created in 1981. On the last Monday of every month, a firefighter, or groups of firefighters, will be remembered through information located about the firefighter and their sacrifice.