BRIGGS, Wesley L.
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.