Los Angeles Fire Department
Historical Archive

In Memory of
Auto Fireman Everett H. Young
Engine Company 16
A Platoon
Appointed July 10, 1937
Appointed Auto Fireman July 25, 1940
Died November 12, 1947
Hit by rock thrown at apparatus
while driving Engine 16 southbound
on the Arroyo Seco Parkway (Pasadena Freeway)
near Solano Avenue.

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"Greater Love Hath No Man Than This"

Auto Fireman Everett H. Young

Auto Fireman Everett H. Young, 37, was driving Engine 16 back to quarters from an alarm on the evening of November 12, 1947.  While traveling southbound on the Arroyo Seco Parkway (Pasadena Freeway) near Solano Avenue a cascade of rocks and bottles were thrown from a 50-foot hill overlooking the parkway.  A large rock crash through the windshield of the Engine and hit Young in the head killing him instantly.  Captain James J. McCluskey grabbed the wheel and stopped the Engine preventing a crash.  Auto Fireman Young was survived by a wife and two children.



    Fireman Everett Hayden Young, 37, of 342 W. 46th St., was killed almost instantly last night when struck in the head by a large rock as he was driving a fire truck on the Arroyo Seco Parkway near Solano Ave. one-half mile north of Sunset Blvd.
    Police said he was struck in a cascade of rocks and bottles thrown form a 50-foot embankment. Capt. J. B. McCluskey, seated beside Young, grabbed the wheel and brought the rig to a stop.  Two other pieces of apparatus were also hit.
    Young, who leaves his widow and two children, was with a special detail returning from an assignment.  He was a member of Engine Co. 16 and had been with the department since 1936.
    Officers of the homicide detail took over the case last night.

LOS ANGELES TIMES,  November 13, 1947

Auto Fireman, Fire Department
City of Los Angeles

  Born December 15, 1910;  appointed to the department July 10, 1937;  promoted to Auto Fireman July 25, 1940;  killed in line of duty November 12, 1947.  Auto Fireman Young was instantly killed when struck in the head by a rock thrown by a vandal while driving a fire apparatus on Arroyo Seco Freeway near Bishops Road and while in the performance of his duties.


I N  M E M O R I A M

EVERETT H. YOUNG  Autofireman on active duty killed when struck by a rock November 12, 1947.  Born in Los Angeles, California, December 15, 1910.  Appointed fireman Los Angeles Fire Department July 10, 1937.  Promoted to autofireman July 25, 1940.  Was working at Engine 16 A at the time of  his death. Funeral services held November 18, 1947 at Utter McKinley Broadway Mortuary with Chaplain Joseph R. Hoffmann officiating.  Internment in Inglewood Park Cemetery.


The Firemen's Grape Vine. December 1947

Engine Company No. 16                                                                                    130 North Hope Street

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