George L. Bishop  

 1884  -  March 1, 1926 at age 42  

      Picture is from a photo of Station 4 in 1922

Born :   in Houston, Texas               
Entered Fire Department :
Duty :
Captain  at Station #4  
Buried :
Forest Park Cemetery, Lawndale, Section J, Plot 128, Space 2 

On February 28,1926, Fire Station 4 received a call for a house fire at 2707 Grant Street. When Captain Bishop’s crew arrived on the scene, the structure was totally involved. Captain Bishop took his crew around to the rear of the house to attack the fire. He gallantly led his crew onto the back porch of the house. Without warning, the chimney came loose from the house, crashing onto the porch, tearing it away from the house, and sending the fire fighters scurrying for their lives. Captain Bishop took most of the brunt of the flying brick and debris and suffered critical injuries. He was taken to Saint Joseph Hospital where he died the next morning. 

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