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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Charles Katyll
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Captain
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 51 to 55
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 4/24/1954
Cause of Death Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death Heart attack
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Post-incident

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 4/24/1954
Incident Location [Unknown]
Incident Attribute Fires

Incident Summary

On April 24, 1954, Chicago Fire Department Captain Charles Katyll of Engine 33 died at his firehouse after returning from two extra alarm fires. He had been a firefighter for twenty-five years and a captain for seven years.

A requiem mass was held at St. Bartholomew’s Church on April 28, and he was survived by a daughter, three brothers, and a sister.

Citations:

Obituary of Fire Capt. Charles Katyll, Chicago Daily Tribune, April 26, 1954.


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