On July 26, 1928 at 9:45 AM the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company received a telephone call for a auto fire at Reisterstown Road and Gwynnbrook Ave. While fighting the fire, Monroe H. Seitz received critical burns. He was taken to University of Md. Hospital in Baltimore where he passed away later that evening. He was 18 years old when he passed away. Monroe was the first line of duty death in Baltimore County.