Samuel S. Collyer Monument - Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 41° 52.513 W 071° 23.539
19T E 301481 N 4638689
Quick Description: Monument honoring fire chief killed on duty located in Mineral Springs Park in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
Location: Rhode Island, United States
Date Posted: 9/27/2011 6:40:40 PM
Waymark Code: WMCP6K
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
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Long Description:

The Collyer Monument was erected in 1890 to honor Samuel S. Collyer, Chief Engineer for the Pawtucket Fire Department. He was killed in the line of duty when the fire engine in which he was riding overturned while enroute to an alarm. The accident occurred July 27, 1884. The monument features a statue of Chief Colyer wearing his fireman's hat and overcoat, in his hand he holds a megaphone. On the base of the monument is a bronze relief depicting the accident scene. The base is inscribed:

Erected To The Memory
Samuel S. Collyer
Who Died July 27, 1884
While In The Discharge
Of His Duty As
Chief Engineer Of The
Fire Department
Born May 3, 1832

The sculpture was created by sculptor Charles Dowler.
Memorial Website: [Web Link]

Physical address:
Mineral Spring Park / Collyer Park
Mineral Spring Avenue & Main Street
Pawtucket, Rhode Island

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