IFLODD: Firefighter Memorial

Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Michael Pickering
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 41 to 45
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 10/8/2021
Cause of Death Contact/Exposure
Nature of Death COVID-19
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty [Unknown]

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City
Incident State IL
Incident Date 9/13/2021
Incident Location [Unknown]
Incident Attribute [Not applicable]

Incident Summary

On October 8, 2021, Firefighter Michael Pickering of the Chicago Fire Department died in the line of duty from complications of COVID-19 after being exposed to the virus while on duty.

Funeral services for Pickering were held at Hann Funeral Home on October 15, and he was buried at Resurrection Cemetery in Justice, Illinois.

Pickering had been a firefighter with the Chicago Fire Department since 2003 and worked on Engine 29 in the Bridgeport neighborhood.


“Michael R. Pickering Obituary,” Chicago Tribune, October 13, 2021.

Evelyn Holmes, “Stepson of 4th Chicago firefighter dead from COVID-19: ‘last thing any of us saw coming’” ABC7 Chicago, October 8, 2021.

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