Firefighter Perley Wotton

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Tragedy struck the Freetown Fire Department on April 13, 1941, when Hoseman Perley Wotton was killed in the line of duty. While responding to a house fire on Water Street, Hoseman Wotton fell from the apparatus in the Assonet Four Corners and died from his injuries. Engine 1’s 1994 KME  pumper is dedicated to Hoseman Wotton and carries a special memorial plaque on its pump panel.

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