Line of Duty Deaths Database
Local L1157, Indiana
Cause of Fatal Injury: Caught/Trapped
Nature of Fatal Injury: Burn: Thermal
Type of Duty:
Date of Death: 7/21/1947
Year Placed On Wall: 2015
Orton Nelson was near a grocery store when the fire broke out and ran to help without his helmet and fire coat. He was caught by a wave of flaming gasoline, and died of burns the next day.