We are sad to report the discovery of another Death in the Line of Duty. Thanks go to retired Marin County FD Senior Captain Pete Martin, who came across a brief mention of this death as published in a Eureka newspaper, while he was reading a page on a California fire lookout history website.
Marin County Fireman Paul W. Hogancamp suffered a heart attack while working on the Mt. Barnaby Fire Lookout in West Marin on May 30, 1961.He fell down the stairs and was later discovered by a fellow fireman who worked at the Mt. Tamalpais Fire Lookout.
Sad on the one hand, and pleased on the other, since we'll now be able to share the memory and story of Paul Hogancamp. Once forgotten, now remembered.
Read what we know so far under the Line of Duty Deaths menu, scrolling down to 1961. We hope to find a photo of Paul, and some photos of the lookout as it existed at that time.
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