Taylor S. Pickett

May 6, 1961

Private assigned to Engine 8, was one of several firefighters injured while fighting a fire at the Cudahy Packing Company at 23 West Calhoun Avenue at 11:21 a.m. on August 7, 1950. Firefighters were operating hose lines on a loading platform when a section of roof collapsed, trapping fifteen underneath. Pickett was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital and treated for a broken hip, leg, and ribs. His injuries forced his retirement and he died on May 6, 1961. Taylor S. Pickett was married and the father of ten children.