Project Roll Call

Leo Walsh

  • Firefighter
  • Paterson Fire Department
  • New Jersey
  • Year of Death: 1941

On June 28, 1941, Firefighter Leo A. Walsh, of Truck Company 3, fought a second alarm fire, during which there was heavy ladder use, at Bornstein Ribbon Mill. He became ill following the return to quarters and later found in the firehouse cellar with obvious signs of a severe stroke. He was hospitalized, never discharged, and died on December 24, 1941.

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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Memorial Wall

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