Project Roll Call

William Katzenstein

William Katzenstein

  • Assistant Chief
  • Tucson Fire Department
  • Arizona
  • Age: 34
  • Year of Death: 1902

William Katzenstein had been preventing a crowd from looting the scene of a burning store when he went to remove the cap from a fire plug. There, he was fatally shot by a disgruntled man. A police officer as well as a member of the Tucson Fire Department at the time of his death, Katzenstein was a proud assistant engineer.

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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