Alford Henry Schutze  

September  22, 1887  -  August 21, 1938 at age 51  

 

Born :   unknown                
Entered Fire Department :
November 5, 1917
Duty :
District Chief at Station #7  
Buried :
Hollywood Cemetery, Section J, Plot 4, Space 1 

Chief Schutze was a twenty-one year veteran of the Houston Fire Department. He died when the Chief’s Chemical Truck, housed at Station 7, overturned as it hit an esplanade in the 5100 block of Main Street. This accident occurred while the fire fighters were en route to a house fire, which destroyed a garage apartment at 2012 Bolsover. The cause given for the night time accident was that the amber warning light used to warn drivers of the esplanade was burnt out. Chief Shultze was killed instantly. The fire fighter also on the apparatus received serious injuries and the driver of the fire truck sustained only minor injuries.

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