Lewis "Moe" Washington Richardson  

January  18, 1916  -  February 3, 1973 at age 57  


Born :   in Groveton, Texas                
Entered Fire Department :
August 1, 1941
Duty :
Captain at Station #7  
Buried :
Forest Park Cemetery, Lawndale, Section J, Plot 144, Space 5 

Captain Richardson’s death was a surprise to his fellow workers because most believed him to be in excellent health. "Moe" Richardson suffered a fatal heart attack at an apartment fire at 1400 Richmond. The blaze was deep-seated when the fire fighters arrived, producing an extremely large amount of smoke and heat. Captain Richardson and his crew were attacking the fire from within one of the apartments when suddenly the fire captain emerged from the building totally exhausted. Shortly afterward, he complained of a chest pain, dropped to his knees, and passed out. The men at the scene and the ambulance crew tried unsuccessfully to revive Captain Richardson.

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