Today in DFD history – August 4, 1967
Fire Fighter John C. Ashby of E-21 died from electrocution injuries during rioting.
Firefighter Ashby’s injuries were sustained on 7/24/67 at 7am. He
was electrocuted by a high-tension wire that struck his helmet while fighting a
fire at a supermarket at Lafayette and Canton.
At the time of his death John was 26 years old.
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