Donald W. King

August 25, 1980

Private assigned to Engine 7, collapsed with smoke inhalation while fighting a fire at the Owen Graham Salvage and Sundry Store at 1333 Madison Avenue at 10:03 a.m. on March 21, 1965. Five other firefighters were injured. King was transported to Baptist Hospital. He remained in a coma for over fifteen years and died at the Bright Glade Convalescent Center on August 25, 1980. At the time he was injured, King was 27 years old and had been with the department for four years. He was 42 years old at the time of his death. Donald W. King was married but had no children.