William Andre Sheffield

William Andre Sheffield

William “Dre” Sheffield was born in Lynn Haven, Florida, on November 3, 1960. At the age of 18 he moved to Baltimore, Maryland, to begin his career. Upon graduating from the fire academy in 1993, Firefighter William Andre Sheffield was assigned to Truck #6. In 1999, he was promoted to lieutenant and assigned to Engine #23 for a brief time before transferring to Engine #35, where he remained until his passing. Throughout his career, he served both as a fire investigator and as a safety officer. In both capacities he was highly respected by his supervisors, peers, and most of all by those who served alongside him. He received numerous commendations as evidence of unwavering dedication to his career.

He had a deep love for his family, whom he protected and served as well as the citizens of Baltimore. His grandchildren, Teyon Jr. and Amauri, were his pride and joy. He doted over his wife, children, mom, and siblings. His love for football was unmatched, as well as his love for golf. He enjoyed traveling, cooking, and grilling. His all-time favorites were oysters, seafood, and steak.

Andre was loved by so many in the fire department as well as family and friends.

His untimely death occurred on January 27, 2021. Fallen hero William A. Sheffield was 60 years old and had served in the Baltimore City Fire Department for 28 years. He is survived by devoted wife, Tesa Y. Sheffield; daughter, Kierston; and son, Darian; as well as his two grandsons, mother, and siblings.

John King

On May 9, 1931, Truck Co. No. 4 cleared an incident and was returning to quarters. They were proceeding on Biddle Street when a failure in rear steering mechanism occurred, causing the truck to jump the curb onto the sidewalk. Tillerman John King was thrown from his seat. He was transported to Maryland General Hospital where his left leg was emergently amputated. Tillerman King died a few hours later. Tillerman John G. King was 36 years old and had served 6 years.

Hiram McAfee

Hiram McAfee

Substitute Hiram McAfee, age 26, along with 6 other Baltimore City firefighters, were killed during the September 2, 1888 Sharp Street warehouse fire. This was one of the largest fires and greatest tragedies for the Baltimore City Fire Department.

George Kerns

Pipeman George Kerns, along with 6 other Baltimore City firefighters, were killed during the September 2, 1888 Sharp Street warehouse fire. This was one of the largest fires and greatest tragedies for the Baltimore City Fire Department.

Henry Walker

Pipeman Henry Walker, age 41, along with 6 other Baltimore City firefighters, were killed during the September 2, 1888 Sharp Street warehouse fire. Pipeman Walker had served the department for 15 years. This was one of the largest fires and greatest tragedies for the Baltimore City Fire Department.

Patrick Ryan

Substitute Patrick Ryan, along with 6 other Baltimore City firefighters, were killed during the September 2, 1888 Sharp Street warehouse fire. This was one of the largest fires and greatest tragedies for the Baltimore City Fire Department.

George Bowers

Callman George Bowers, age 36, along with 6 other Baltimore City firefighters, were killed during the September 2, 1888 Sharp Street warehouse fire. Callman Bowers had served the department for 12 years. This was one of the largest fires and greatest tragedies for the Baltimore City Fire Department.

Thomas Wagner

Ladderman Thomas Wagner, age 54, along with 6 other Baltimore City firefighters, were killed during the September 2, 1888 Sharp Street warehouse fire. Ladderman Wagner had served the department for 20 years. This was one of the largest fires and greatest tragedies for the Baltimore City Fire Department.

John Acomb

Ladderman John Acomb, age 35, along with 6 other Baltimore City firefighters, were killed during the September 2, 1888 Sharp Street warehouse fire. Ladderman Acomb had served the department for 2 years. This was one of the largest fires and greatest tragedies for the Baltimore City Fire Department.

Francis P. O’Brien

Francis P. O'Brien

Battalion Chief Francis P. O’Brien, assigned to the Fourth and Second Battalions of the Baltimore City Fire Department was killed while fighting a 9-alarm fire at the Tru-Fit Clothing Store located at 507 E. Baltimore Street. He and 5 other firefighters were killed when the roof and wall collapsed on them during the fire.

He was survived by his wife E. Anita O’Brien and daughters Mrs. Angela Murphy and Sr. M. Nivard.