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Deputy Sheriff Milton F. Ferguson | Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Alabama Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

Deputy Sheriff

Milton F. Ferguson

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 1, 1943

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Explosion

Incident Date: 8/28/1943

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Deputy Sheriff Milton Ferguson was killed in a secondary explosion while participating in rescue efforts following an explosion at the Republic Steel Corporation's No. 2 Mine in Sayreton, Alabama, that occurred on August 28th, 1943.

Dozens of miners had been killed and severely injured as a result of the first explosion during mining operations.

Deputy Ferguson was one of the first deputies and on scene and responded into the mine with other mine personnel and state safety inspectors. A second explosion occurred that killed several of the rescue team. Deputy Ferguson suffered severe burns and died from his injuries on September 1st, 1943.

Deputy Ferguson was survived by his wife and two you children, including a newborn child.

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Deputy Sheriff Ferguson,
On today, the 73rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Jefferson County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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