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Firefighter Details

Name Robert Augustyn
Agency Cicero Fire Department
Rank Lieutenant
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 56 to 60
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 9/8/2001
Cause of Death Struck by 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 Cicero
Incident State IL
Incident Date 9/7/2001 15:52
Incident Location Street/Road
Incident Attribute Traffic accidents

Incident Summary

On September 7, 2001, Lieutenant Robert A. Augustyn of the Cicero Fire Department died in the line of duty. Augustyn and his engine company responded to a traffic accident, but were released from the incident by fire department ambulance staff. As the fire engine maneuvered to leave the scene, Augustyn exited the vehicle to help guide the apparatus as it backed up. Augustyn fell to the ground, was struck by the vehicle, and suffered serious crushing injuries. He died the following day, September 8, and funeral services were held on September 10.


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