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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Thomas Burke
Agency Chicago Fire Insurance Patrol
Rank Captain
Type of Firefighter Fire Patrol
Age Range 46 to 50
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 12/11/1919
Cause of Death [Unknown]
Nature of Death [Unknown]
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 12/11/1919
Incident Location [Unknown]
Incident Attribute [Not applicable]

Incident Summary

On December 11, 1919, Captain Thomas Burke of the Chicago Fire Insurance Patrol died in the line of duty while responding to a fire alarm on North Michigan Avenue. Burke was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital, but efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.

Citations:

“Capt. Burke, Fire Patrol, Dies Responding to Call” Chicago Daily Tribune, December 12, 1919.


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