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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Sigurd Christofferson
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Truckman
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range [Unknown]
Sex Male
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

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 12/28/1924
Incident Location Street/Road
Incident Attribute Traffic accidents

Incident Summary

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.

Citations:

“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.


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