December 2, 1934
Lieutenant assigned to the Fire Insurance Patrol was one of three firefighters who died while fighting a fire at the Johnson Motor Company at 333-37 Monroe Avenue at 4:25 a.m. on December 2, 1934. All three men were killed when a wall collapsed followed by an explosion during the fire. Alexander saw the collapse begin and was warning others to run when the falling wall crushed him. He had been with the department for fourteen years. Lieutenant Robert H. Alexander, 50, was married and the father of one son.