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55 SW Ash Street, Portland, OR 97204
Lost in the Line of Duty
August 21, 1891
Thomas O’Keefe, acting Foreman for Hose Company #1, was killed while responding to a fire at 16th and B Street (West Burnside). As the Hose Wagon left the station at the foot of C Street (West Couch) and rounded a corner, he fell from the horse drawn vehicle and was crushed beneath the wheels. Thomas joined the Portland Paid Fire Department on August 7, 1884, only a year and a half after the fire department transitioned from an all volunteer organization to a paid department.
Portland Fire & Rescue honors and remembers
Firefighter O'Keefe's service and sacrifice.