Memorial Monday – Wichita Commercial Roof Collapse

Memorial Monday

Incident Date: November 21, 1968
Department: Wichita Fire Department (KS)
Number of Line-of-Duty Deaths: 4

The fire chief, two firefighters, and the chief fire inspector of the Wichita Fire Department were killed when the roof of an auto dealership collapsed. Two other firefighters were also injured. The chief was celebrating his 36th wedding anniversary with his wife and another couple when the alarm was sounded.

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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.