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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Theodore Myhre
Agency Bishop Hill Community Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Volunteer
Age Range 71 and over
Sex Male
Date of Birth 1/11/1931
Date of Death 12/20/2004
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 Bishop Hill
Incident State IL
Incident Date 12/20/2004 16:57
Incident Location Street/Road
Incident Attribute Traffic accidents

Incident Summary

On December 20, 2004, Firefighter Theodore Arthur Myhre of the Bishop Hill Fire Department died in the line of duty. Myhre and other firefighters responded to a traffic accident in a fire department pumper truck, but were released from the incident by law enforcement officials. As the fire apparatus maneuvered into a driveway to turn around, Myhre exited the vehicle to control and direct traffic. As he stood in the road with a flashlight, Myhre was struck by a civilian vehicle, and he died from his injuries.


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