Michigan City Fire Department pays tribute to Captain Lee Brady
They may be gone but their service and sacrifice has not been forgotten. Yesterday, the Michigan City Fire Department paid tribute to Captain Lee Brady who died responding to call of a mayday on January 22, 1959 at the Liberty Theatre Fire. Captain Lee Brady was thirty six years old and had over twelve years of service on the Michigan City Fire Department. Captain Brady was assigned as an Assistant Fire Inspector and worked days on the Michigan City Fire Department. His shift for the day had ended at 4:00 PM and he was on his way home when the call came in for the Liberty Theatre Fire. Captain Brady responded to the scene and soon the call came in for a mayday inside the fire. Several firefighters inside barely made it out and Captain Brady was not one of them when the walls and flooring started to collapse. Captain Brady left behind is Wife Joan (Wolfe) Brady, who passed away eight years ago. He also had three children Rae Lynn, Diane and David. The family moved to Arizona in 1961 and has remained there since. Captain Brady’s funeral was a community shared event, including the funeral cortege stopping by the Central Fire Station, where Brady was assigned. During the Fire Departments morning radio test at 7am today an announcement was made in remembrance of Captain Lee Brady and a Brief moment of Silence before the test was to begin.
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