In Memorium

Firefighter Memorial April 2009 - CopyVisit the Erie County Fire Fighter's Memorial, located adjacent to the Erie County Courthouse in downtown Sandusky.

John Unckrich, Fire Chief
December 13, 1891
Killed while fighting a fire in the hold of a ship

Adam E. Hartung, Captain

March 23, 1908
Thrown from a horse cart while enroute to a fire

Fred Rudolph, Lieutenant
January 13, 1914
Killed while fighting a theater fire on Market Street

Cornelius O'Neil, Fire Fighter
October 29, 1914
Kicked in the head by a horse while teaming him up to respond to a fire

Henry Rudolph, Fire Fighter, brother of Fred Rudolph
February 23, 1917
Thrown from horse cart while enroute to a fire

Michael P. Mc Laughlin, Captain
February 8, 1934
Killed in a house fire on Perry Street

William T. Hayes, Fire Fighter
January 25, 1935
Crushed to death at the corner of Perry and East Monroe while riding tailboard when a ladder truck backed into him

Roscoe Klepper, Fire Fighter
September 1, 1966
Died of heart attack after working multiple structure fires on the same day

William O. Bird, Captain
November 24, 1969
He died when a smokestack collapsed during a fire at the Volunteers of America at the corner of Putnam and Adams - currently the location of Amvets Post 17