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Leonard Nathan Winslow

Department: Eureka

Deceased: December 18, 1934

Leonard Nathan Winslow Leonard Nathan Winslow’s desire to become a firefighter began when he was a young boy. Leonard grew up near the firehouse and spent as much time there as he could, earning himself the title of “firehouse mascot” while he was still a child. When Leonard came of age, he became a volunteer firefighter while he also worked as the electrician for the City of Eureka. In addition to fighting fires, it was Leonard’s job to ride to fires and turn off the electricity at the site. Leonard lost his life at the young age of 23 while in route to a fire, when the truck on which he was riding was struck by another vehicle.

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