|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||4/22/1924|
|Cause of Death||Stress/Overexertion|
|Nature of Death||Heart attack|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Non-emergency/Non-firehouse duties|
On April 22, 1924, Chicago Fire Department Lieutenant Claus Clausen of Engine 87 died while serving as an honorary pallbearer at a firefighter’s funeral. Clausen collapsed as he helped to carry the casket of Firefighter Jeremiah Callaghan, who had died in the line of duty at the Curran’s Hall Fire on April 18.
Clausen had been a member of the Chicago Fire Department for more than thirty years, and he was the only member of Truck 11 who survived the Union Stockyards Fire in 1910. He was survived by his widow and one son.
“‘Arson-Murder’ Jury’s Verdict Against Firm,” Chicago Daily Tribune, April 23, 1924.