Edward E. Luttig‚ 54‚ a member of the Sacramento Fire Department‚ died on September 10‚ 1990‚ from injuries sustained 23 years earlier while fighting a residential fire. Friends had requested that his name be added to the national monument list. Luttig‚ a firefighter for three years‚ was overcome by smoke while searching for survivors in an apartment fire. Sacramento firefighters donated their time and money to support the firefighter and his family during those 23 years.
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Submitted by his Daughter
Jerry V. Litell
Sacramento Fire Department – California
Rank: Fire Investigator
Date of Death: November 18‚ 1983
Jerry Litell had 23 years of service with the department. He was just promoted to Fire Investigator. He received numerous awards and honors.
He was a loving father‚ husband‚ brother and uncle. He is survived by his wife Ida Litell; son Vincent Litell; and daughters‚ Therese Kingsbury‚ Beth Overton and Mary Hinson. He has 5 grandchildren‚ Jay‚ Mike‚ Samantha‚ Tyler and Jerra.
He was a wonderful man‚ who loved what he did. I will always remember the special trips to the fire station where we climbed in the trucks and dreamed about being firefighters.