YFD Line of Duty Death #13
Charles E.Prosser, Captain
Date of Death: February 4, 1960
Burial Location: Palmyera Cemetery, Palmyera, OH.
Charles E. Prosser had been a city firefighter for 20 years. He was appointed as a cadet firefighter on September 23, 1939. He worked up the ranks to Captain at Station Number 2 on Oak and Fruit. On February 4, 1960, firemen were burning down a house on Orange Ave. Captain Prosser had just finished helping pull hose when he straightened up and complained of chest pains. He was rushed to South Side Hospital where he died in the emergency room.