Haverhill Fire Department Line of Duty Deaths

  •  Firefighter Joseph St. Germaine,
    February 18, 1882
  •  Firefighter John Leavitt,
    July 4, 1885
  •  Firefighter Frederick F. Goldsmith,
    November 24, 1892
  •  Firefighter Frederick F. McMonigle, 
    July 16, 1898
  •  Firefighter Neil J. Owens,
    July 2, 1908
  •  Firefighter Alvano L. Brackley,
    June 15, 1908
  •  Firefighter Henry Christiansen, 
    March 4, 1920
  •  Firefighter George Taylor,
    March 4, 1920
  •  Firefighter Lloyd C. Walker, 
    June 22, 1922
  •  Firefighter Alfred H.Woodman,
    January 5, 1943
  •  Lieutenant William M. Osborne,
    May 12, 1944
  •  Chief Benjamin L. Chase,
    February 23, 1950
  •  Lieutenant Charles E. Young,
    May 10, 1969
  •  Firefighter Hector Segura,
    May 23, 1990

fire memorial

"May They Not Be Forgotten"

Brother when you weep for me,
Remember that it was meant to be,
Lay me down and when you leave,
Remember that I'll be at your sleeve,
In every dark and choking hall,
I'll be there as you slowly crawl,
On every roof in driving snow,
I'll hold your coat and you will know,
In cellars hot with searing heat,
At windows where a gate you meet,
In closets where young children hide,
You know I'll be there at your side,
The house from which I now respond is overstaffed with heroes gone,
Men who answered one last bell did the job and did it well,
As firemen, we understand,
That death's a card dealt in our hand-a card we hope we never play,
But one we hold there anyway,
That card is something we ignore,
As we crawl across a weakened floor,
For we know that we're the only prayer.
For anyone that might be there,
So remember, as you wipe your tears,
As I did the job I loved to do,
I pray that thought will see you through.

Author: unknown