Chief Charles A. Peterson

Photo of Chief Charles A. Peterson
Last Call: Tue, May 23rd, 1944
Date of Incident: Sun, May 21st, 1944
Cause of Death: Trauma (Accidental)
Service Time: Not Known
Age: 42


His mother, Bertha Peterson; sister, Mrs Cary White; and brothers: Earl, Leslie, and Edwin


Chief Peterson and members of his department were testing an auxiliary pumping unit at the intersection of Moore and Manchester Streets. The pressure raised to 175 PSI and the hose became unmanageable. When Chief Peterson went to the aid of the firefighters holding the nozzle, the nozzle struck him in the head and caused a fatal head injury.


Aurora Fire Department Patch
5950 Dutch Hollow Road
Aurora, Indiana 47001


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