Remembering Our Fallen
By Asst. Chief Gregory Taft, Retired
October 15, 1938: On October 9th, Captain Ralph Johnston of Truck 8, located at 1615 Marion Street, was stricken with a heart attack while on duty at the firehouse. Captain Johnston was rushed to the hospital. On October 15th, he succumbed to a second heart attack. Captain Ralph Johnston became the 32nd Denver Firefighter to die in the line of duty.
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