Robert Cookson

Died =>13 October 1894

Force => Blackburn Police Fire Brigade

Rank =>Police Fireman

Age =>32

Cause =>Accident

Duty Status =>On Duty

Fatally injured while assisting in a demonstration of new rescue equipment. He was in the top storey of a building when he entered the escape to show how people would be rescued. At about 30 feet from the ground he changed his position and fell to the road below, sustaining serious head injuries from which he died at the scene.