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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

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Captain
Age: 48
Year of Death: 1949

Russell Tarr

Captain Russell H. Tarr was born in Lewiston, Maine on September 1, 1901. He joined the Lewiston Fire Department on December 12, 1933. He died in the line-of-duty on July 12, 1949 at the age 48 from injuries suffered on June 7, 1949 when Lewiston and Auburn fire trucks collided at Court and Main Streets in Auburn as both departments responded to a fire alarm. Private Marcien A. Vallee also was killed.

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