|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||26 to 30|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||10/17/1927|
|Cause of Death||Thrown from vehicle|
|Nature of Death||Trauma|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Responding to/returning from incident|
On October 16, 1927, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Richard Hourihan of Truck 20 was fatally injured in the line of duty while returning from a fire. Hourihan sustained a fractured skull when he was thrown from Truck 18 after it hit a bump in the road on Eggleston Avenue. He died the following day, October 17.
“Jury’s Finding in Auto Death is Under Fire; Three Deaths in a Day,” Chicago Daily Tribune, October 18, 1927.