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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Maurice O'Connor
Agency Chicago Fire Insurance Patrol
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Fire Patrol
Age Range 51 to 55
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 9/27/1940
Cause of Death Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death Heart attack
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Post-incident

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 9/27/1940
Incident Location Firehouse
Incident Attribute [Not applicable]

Incident Summary

On September 27, 1940, Maurice P. O’Connor of the Chicago Fire Insurance Patrol suffered a fatal heart attack in the line of duty. O’Connor collapsed at the Patrol 4 firehouse following an incident, and efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.

Funeral services for O’Connor were held at St. Dorothy’s Church on September 30, and he was interred at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.


“Fireman dies after run” Chicago Daily Tribune, September 28, 1940.

Obituary of Maurice P. O’Connor, Chicago Daily Tribune, September 29, 1940.

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