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The City of Portland, Oregon

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Always Ready, Always There

Phone: 503-823-3700

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55 SW Ash Street, Portland, OR 97204

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Honoring Portland Firefighters Lost in the Line of Duty: Firefighter James Reed



Lost in the Line of Duty


August 21, 1881

James Reed

Reed collapsed and died of an apparent heart attack after pulling a fire engine (hand pulled type) to a fire. His death occurred at the hospital on August 21, 1881. Reed’s residence was at the firehouse of Protection Engine Company #4 at 1233 SW 1st Avenue.

Reed is buried at the Lone Fir Cemetery.


Portland Fire & Rescue honors and remembers 

Firefighter Reeds's service and sacrifice.




   Portland Fire & Rescue 

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   August 21, 2011 


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