|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||51 to 55|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||4/15/1966|
|Cause of Death||Stress/Overexertion , Contact/Exposure|
|Nature of Death||Heat exhaustion|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Firefighting operations|
On April 13, 1966, Chicago Fire Department Battalion Chief Howard E. Sweeney, commander of Battalion 9, was stricken during a restaurant fire. A thirty year veteran of the department, Sweeney suffered a fatal hear attack two days later at his home.
Obituary of Howard E. Sweeney, Chicago Tribune, April 16, 1966.