Chief of Police Martin A. Fine

Chief of Police Martin A. Fine

LaFollette Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, July 4, 1908

Martin A. Fine

Chief Fine succumbed to smoke inhalation while commanding firefighting efforts at the scene of a major fire at a downtown hotel. Chief Fine had raised the first alarm when he observed the fire.

He was assisting firefighters remove furniture and other items when he collapsed inside the smoke-filled building.

Chief Fine was survived by his wife and eight children.


  • Age 42
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge CHIEF

Incident Details

  • Cause Fire

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Martin Abraham Fine was my great-grandfather through my father. Thank you so much for honoring him in this way. He was a brave man who did much to try to lower the high crime rate of such a small town. He was very loved and respected.

Linda Fine

February 22, 2017

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