|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||7/31/1928|
|Cause of Death||Vehicle collision|
|Nature of Death||Trauma|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Emergency vehicle operations , Responding to/returning from incident|
On July 31, 1928, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Joseph Mixon of Engine 15 died in the line of duty while responding to a fire at the Western Shade Cloth Plant located at the intersection of West 21st and Jefferson Streets. Mixon was driving Battalion Chief Thomas Geary to the scene of the fire when his car collided with a fire truck at the intersection of West 21st Street and Canalport Avenue. Mixon was fatally injured in the vehicle collision.
“Child, Fireman Killed in Day’s Auto Accidents,” Chicago Daily Tribune, August 1, 1928.