Lost in the Line of Duty
January 19, 1935
Harry U. Gardner
Harry U. Gardner was hired by Portland Fire & Rescue on October 8, 1914. He was assigned as an assistant engineer on Engine 7, then located at 302 SE 3rd Avenue. The following year, he transferred to Engine 32 in St. Johns (the Basement of then St. John’s City Hall) and inexplicably resigned in December 1920. Gardner was rehired on July 25, 1923 and assigned to Engine 6 (2200 NW Nicolai) and finally Engine 28 in 1928. Gardner was overcome by smoke while advancing a hose line at a house fire at 2305 NE 51st Avenue on January 19, 1935. The fire, which was caused by an overheated stove, causes $850 in damage. Gardner was 63 years old at the time of his death.
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Firefighter Gardner's service.
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