|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||51 to 55|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||11/13/1951|
|Cause of Death||Stress/Overexertion|
|Nature of Death||Heart attack|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Firehouse duties|
On November 13, 1951, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Edward S. Sheridan of Engine 58 suffered a fatal heart attack while on duty. A thirty-year veteran of the department, Sheridan served on the fireboat Victor Schlaeger, in the Calumet River. Sheridan, who had served in the U.S. Navy during World War I, had previously been assigned to the fireboats Fred Busse and Joseph Medill. Sheridan’s funeral mass was held at St. Bride’s Church on November 16.
Obituary of Edward S. Sheridan, Chicago Daily Tribune, November 14, 1951.