|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||1/4/1925|
|Cause of Death||Thrown from vehicle|
|Nature of Death||Trauma|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Responding to/returning from incident|
On December 28, 1924, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Sigurd Christofferson of Truck 7 was fatally injured in the line of duty while responding to a restaurant fire on West Roosevelt Road. Christofferson, a seventeen year veteran of the department, was thrown from Truck 7 when it struck a road abutment at the intersection of Lake Street and Oakley Boulevard. He was treated at Midwest Hospital, where he died from his injuries on January 4, 1925.
“Ice Floes Trap Lake Ship with 60 Aboard; Fireman May Die,” Chicago Daily Tribune, December 29, 1924.
“Driver Flees After Speeding Auto Kills Man,” Chicago Daily Tribune, January 5, 1925.