DOD: March 3, 1952
House: Gaithersburg, Wash. Grove
County: MONTGOMERY COUNTY
Years of Service: 8 Years
Gaithersburg-Washington Grove VFD ~ Montgomery Co.~ Maryland March 3,1952 On February 21,1952, Captain Wesley L. Briggs was driving a 1950's open cab fire engine responding to a brush fire in Washington Grove . At the intersection of Diamond Ave & Summit Ave, the engine and a private vehicle collided, causing the engine to overturn and critically injuring Captain Briggs as he lay pinned beneath the engine. He died from his injuries ,which included a broken neck, on March 3,1952. Captain Wesley Lee Briggs was 36 years old and had served 8 years.
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