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Title: Franklin Mercer Helmet, Photograph
Author/Creator: Adam Groves
Date: October 7, 2009
Copyright: Illinois Fire Service Institute
Description: This photograph shows the firefighting helmet used by Lieutenant Franklin Mercer during his service with the Waukegan Fire Department. Lieutenant Mercer died in the line of duty in 1985, and the helmet was preserved by the Waukegan Fire Department as a memorial to him.
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