December 2, 1967 While responding to scene, Truck No. 5 was struck by hit and run driver. Firefighter James L. Grahe,Sr. was thrown from the apparatus, went head-on into a stopped automobile, and was critically injured. He was transported to Johns Hopkins Hospital where he underwent brain surgery. Sadly, Firefighter Grahe died from his injuries on December 4, 1967. Firefighter James L. Grahe, Sr. was 24 years old and had served 2 years.