Los Angeles Fire Department
Historical Archive

In Memory of
Fireman Clyde Neff, Jr.
Engine Company No. 4
B Platoon
Appointed November 2, 1948
Died November 2, 1949

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Fireman Clyde Neff, Jr.

Responding to a rubbish fire at 300 East Ann Street,  Fireman Clyde Neff Jr.  fell off the tailboard of Engine 4  while turning from North Main Street  onto Ann.  Neff, who had just completed his first year on the department,  died at Central Receiving Hospital later that night with his wife, Dorothy at his bedside.

Fireman Dies of Injuries
After Fall From Truck

    Clyde Neff Jr., 26, city fireman who completed his first year of duty with the department yesterday, died in Georgia Street Receiving Hospital last night of injuries received when he was thrown from a hose truck en route to a fire.
    The fireman, who lived at 676 Caliburn Drive, was standing on the truck's back platform and was hurled to the pavement as the rig turned the corner of Main and Ann Sts.  The truck was en route to a small rubbish fire at 300 E. Ann St.

Los Angeles Times, November 3, 1949

I N  M E M O R I A M

CLYDE NEFF JR. ---- Firemen on active duty at Engine 4B passed away November 2, 1949.  Born March 25, 1923, in David City, Nebraska.  Appointed to the Department November 2, 1948.  Services held November 8, 1949, at the Chapel of Utter McKinley's View Park Mortuary, Los Angeles, California, under the auspices of the Relief Association with Chaplain Joseph R. Hoffmann officiating.  Internment in Inglewood Memorial Park Cemetery, Inglewood, California.

The Firemen's Grape Vine,  December 1949

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