|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||41 to 45|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||1/18/1927|
|Cause of Death||Thrown from vehicle|
|Nature of Death||Trauma|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Responding to/returning from incident|
On Sunday, January 18, 1927, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Frederick Busch of Engine 117 died in the line of duty while responding to a fire. Busch was thrown from Engine 117 at the intersection of Laramie Avenue and Ohio Street when the fast-traveling apparatus lost control and collided with a parked wagon. Busch struck the pavement and died instantly from a fractured skull.
“Fireman Swept From Truck in Crash; Killed,” Chicago Daily Tribune, January 19, 1927.