Detroit Fire Department History – July 25th – Firefighter’s Death During the ’67 Riots

Today in DFD history – July 25th 1967

Fire Fighter Carl E. Smith of L-11 died from a gun shot wound during rioting. 



Firefighter Smith was killed at the corner of Mack & St. Jean at 12:50 am.  riot8

At the time of his death Smith was 30 years old. 

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Carl had been a Detroit Firefighter for 5 years.

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