|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||4/1/1898|
|Cause of Death||Struck by vehicle|
|Nature of Death||Trauma|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Responding to/returning from incident|
On April 1, 1898, Truckman Andrew Dwyer of Hook and Ladder Company No. 15 of the Chicago Fire Department suffered from injuries received by being run over by the truck of his company while responding to an alarm.
Dwyer responded to the alarm with his company even though he was off duty at the time. When attempting to board the rear of his truck as it passed down Cottage Grove Avenue, he missed his footing and was thrown to the ground. Dwyer was unconscious when found and later succumbed to his injuries.
He served with the Department for almost thirteen years and was survived by his widow and children.
”Fireman Killed on Day Off,” Chicago Daily Tribune, April 2, 1898.