January 21, 1959
Aide to District Chief Butcher, suffered a heart attack while operating at a fire in a vacant house at 1233 Madison Avenue at 4:45 p.m. on January 21, 1959. He was transported to St. Joseph Hospital and died there about an hour later. He had been with the department for fourteen years. George L. Brister, 38, was married and the father of two sons.