Fallen Hero

Johnny Cia
Little Rock Fire Department - January 23, 1961

About 8:30 pm on January 23, 1961, box alarm 3348 came in for 11th and Wolfe Street.  Engine 5 and Truck 2 left their station, at the same time, Assistant Chief 741, Tommy W. Scoville, and Engine 8 also responded from Central.  Captain Cia was killed when a 1950 Ford Sedan slammed into the side of Engine 8, a 1947 Seagrave, veering the pumper into a tree and the front porch of a house at 1123 West 4th. 

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