|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||46 to 50|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||4/21/1950|
|Cause of Death||Contact/Exposure|
|Nature of Death||Burns|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Firefighting operations|
On April 21, 1950, Chicago Fire Department Lieutenant John LeVoy of Engine 51 died from injuries he had suffered in the line of duty two days earlier. On April 19, LeVoy and three other firefighters were injured when an oil drum exploded during a coal shed fire on Perry Avenue. A fourteen year veteran of the department, LeVoy died at St. Bernard’s Hospital.
“Fire Lt. John LeVoy Dies of Injuries from Blast,” Chicago Daily Tribune, April 22, 1950.