Jerrell Lynn Taylor

Jerrell Taylor
Little Rock Fire Department - March 8, 1977

On a cold Saturday morning, February 26, 1977 Little Rock Fire Dept. was dispatched to the Colony Furniture Company at East 15th and Fletcher at 9:34 am.  The very old wooden building quickly became a four-alarm fire.  Captain Taylor was operating a hose line and sensed danger due to the intensity of the fire.  Captain Taylor ordered the two firefighters working with him to leave the area.  However Captain Taylor  continued to battle the fire and was scalded by hot water causing first and second degree burns to his face, arms, and legs.  He was taken to St Vincent Hospital for treatment where complications of his injuries led to a heart attack on March 4, 1977.  He passed away March 8, 1977.

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