|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||7/11/1914|
|Cause of Death||Contact/Exposure|
|Nature of Death||Burns , Electrocution|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Firefighting operations|
On July 11, 1914, Chicago Fire Department Truckman Peter J. Hoenig of Truck 14 died in the line of duty while fighting a barn fire on South Racine Avenue. Hoenig suffered electrical burns when he was struck by a live wire that had broken from the heat of the barn fire. Three other firefighters were burned by the wire, and Hoenig was transported to Columbus Extension Hospital, but efforts to revive him were unsuccessful. He was survived by his widow and two children.
“In Memoriam: He Died In the Discharge of His Duty,” Chicago Daily Tribune, July 12, 1914.