Jackson Fire Fighter Memorial - Jackson, MI
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N 42° 14.868 W 084° 24.566
16T E 713716 N 4680539
Quick Description: Jackson Fire Department Memorial located in front of the First Congregational Church in Jackson, MI
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 5/7/2022 6:45:58 AM
Waymark Code: WM1650T
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
The fire fighters memorial was placed here as an Eagle Scout service project built by Timothy Johnson. It honors the 16 firefighters who have died in the line of duty in Jackson County since 1914.

The monument is a marble slab listing the names of the fallen, an etching of a fire crew, and a prayer to those in service. The prayer reads:

A Fireman's Prayer

When I am called to duty, God, wherever flames may rage. Give me strength to save some life whatever be its age. Help me to embrace a child before it's too late, Or save an older person from a horro of that fate. Enable me to be alert and hear the weakest shout, And quickly and effieiently, to put the fire out. I want to fill my calling and to give the best in me, To guard my every neighbor and protect his property. And if according to my fate I am to lose my life, Please bless with your protecting hand, My children and my wife.
-A.W. "Smokey" Linn

Those who have fallen:
Arlo Pickett
Jackson FD
End of Watch Dec 5, 1927

Edward Ratchford
Jackson FD
End of Watch Mar. 30, 1935

Kenneth L. Harding
Jackson FD
End of Watch Jan. 12, 1944

William Dolson
Jackson FD
End of Watch Mar. 14, 1957

Wilburg G. Smith Jr.
Jackson FD
End of Watch May 1, 1968

Scott A. Thornton
Summit Township FD
End of Watch Jan 20, 2005

Charles C. Adams Jr.
Spring Arbor FD
End of Watch Jan. 2, 2016

Frederick Russo
Jackson FD
End of Watch April 5, 1928

Bery Hyland
Jackson FD
End of Watch Dec. 18, 1938

John Fisher
Spring Arbor FD
End of Watch Mar. 27, 1956

Donald Johnson
Jackson FD
End of Watch Oct. 19, 1961

Normal E. Creger
Jackson FD
End of Watch Aug. 28, 1982

Cheryl Keifer
Columbia Township FD
End of Watch Jan. 26, 2008
Physical address:
120 N Jackson St.
Jackson, MI USA

Memorial Website: Not listed

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