Dies in Unusual Accident
John A. Pulford, a fireman of Lansing, Mich., died at a fire in an unusual accident, and becomes the first fireman to be killed since Hugo R. Delfs became Chief, thirty-four years ago.
Witnesses said that the fireman had become groggy from smoke. He was emptying water from a bucket into a tank on the fire apparatus when he slipped on the ice. As he fell, his head struck the hub cap and he died as the result of a brain concussion.
He is survived by widow and two children. His funeral was one of the largest ever held in the city.