Fallen firefighters to be honored Friday morning

The Biloxi Fire Department will conduct two graveside memorial services Friday to mark the 31st anniversary of  the deaths of Edwin Kurt Jacquet Sr. and Carl Ohr, two Biloxi firefighters who died in the line of duty.

The first service will be at 9 a.m. at the Old Biloxi Cemetery at Jacquet’s gravesite, and those attending will then travel to Southern Memorial Park off U.S. 90 for a service at Ohr’s gravesite. Current and retired firefighters, families of Jacquet and Ohr ,and the public are invited to attend the ceremonies.

It was on Oct. 20, 1986 when Ohr and Jacquet lost their lives while fighting a house fire on Reynoir Street.   Ohr’s oxygen tank ran low and in an effort to save him, Jacquet threw his own helmet out a nearby window, a firefighter’s last-ditch effort to alert others of distress.

A small memorial is set up at the West End Hose Co. No. 3 Fire Museum, on Howard Avenue, for the two firefighters,  as well as for Anthony Bernard Rousseau who lost his life in the line of duty in 1951. The city’s Station 2, on Howard Avenue, is named for Jacquet, and the Back Bay station, Station 3, on Elder Street, is named for Ohr.

In its nearly 130 years, the Biloxi Fire Department has lost three firefighters in the line of duty.
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Gallery: Photos at the West End Hose Co. No. 3 Fire Museum of Jacquet and Ohr
Gallery: Photos of the memorial service in 2016



News and notes: Senior luncheon images, soccer registration Saturday

Senior luncheon: 600 seniors from throughout Biloxi and Harrison County gathered at the Biloxi Civic Center this afternoon to partake in the Harrison County, City of Biloxi and Boyington Health and Rehab sponsored the event, CarnEvil Senior Luncheon. The event was open to those age 55 and older, and included health care vendors, games, a costume contest, free lunch and more. To see images from the event, click here.

Soccer registration: The Parks & Recreation Department will hold registration for its Biloxi Soccer Organization on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Donal M. Snyder Sr. Community  Center, 2520 Pass Road.  Registration is open to ages 8 to 18 for Biloxi and non-Biloxi residents.  To see the flyer for more information, click here