Project Roll Call

Alton Grindle

  • Firefighter
  • Hanson Fire Department
  • Massachusetts
  • Age: 42
  • Year of Death: 1980

Alton David Grindle lost his life serving his hometown fire department. He was survived by a wife and five children when his life was suddenly cut short. His children were 4, 9, 11, 13 and 15 at the time of his death. His passion for public service was complemented by the family farmless than a mile from the fire station. His legacy has been carried on with one son and a grandson who are currently proud members of the fire department.

This firefighter line of duty fatality occurred before the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial was built in Emmitsburg, Maryland. While this firefighter has not been officially honored at the Memorial site, there are plans to do so when resources are available.

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