On the morning of December 5, 1959, Chief Edwin J.Sackett, headed for home after completing a 24 hour shift at the Chevy Chase Fire Department and was due to return to work that night. When he got home he told his wife that he wasn't feeling well and was going to bed. Mrs.Sackett was worried about her husband and went in to check on him later in the morning. Sadly, she found Chief Sackett dead. Chief Edwin J. Sackett was 63 years old and had served 32 years.