Minneapolis Fire Department

William H. McLaughlin - Minneapolis FD

William H. McLaughlin, Captain, Ladder 1 - March 1, 1947

McLaughlin died in action at a fire in the Snyder Drug Store building at Hennepin Avenue and 8th Street South. Overcome by smoke while checking the building's first floor to assure that all crews had backed out, he seemed to revive, but collapsed again later and died from the effect of toxic fumes.