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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Chief
Year of Death: 1973

Jeremiah W. Bordley

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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  1. Web Bordley was retired in 1973 and was directing traffic at a fire when he suffered a massive heart attack and was pronounced dead at the scene. Because he was retired, and Guttenberg, NJ had a volunteer fire department, the town’s government/insurance decided Bordley’s family was not eligible for a death benefit, resulting in a strike by the Guttenberg Volunteer Fire Department. Members of the fire department went door to door throughout the town collecting money for Bordley’s widow and daughter.

    – William Latham