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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name George Mohr
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Lieutenant
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 46 to 50
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 4/18/1926
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 4/18/1926
Incident Location Street/Road
Incident Attribute Traffic accidents

Incident Summary

On April 18, 1926, Chicago Fire Department Lieutenant George Mohr of Engine 17 died in the line of duty while responding to a 4-11 alarm fire on Wacker Drive. Mohr was thrown from Engine 17 when the apparatus collided with a car at the intersection of Lake and Market Streets. The fire truck struck the passenger side of the car and tossed it against a concrete wall, injuring three passengers. The engine then crashed into a pillar, and Mohr, who was riding in the passenger seat, was hurled to the street. One other firefighter was injured in the collision, and the engine company’s dog was killed. The driver of the car was uninjured and reported that while he heard the fire engine coming, he believed he could beat it through the intersection.

Funeral services for Mohr were held on April 22.

Citations:

“Fireman Dies in Loop Crash; Four Injured,” Chicago Daily Tribune, April 19, 1926.

“Hold Funeral For Klingenberg – Estate is $60,000,” Chicago Daily Tribune, April 20, 1926.


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