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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name George Laughlin
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Pipeman
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range [Unknown]
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 5/29/1912
Cause of Death Struck by object
Nature of Death Trauma
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Responding to/returning from incident

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 5/29/1912
Incident Location Street/Road
Incident Attribute [Not applicable]

Incident Summary

On May 29, 1912, Chicago Fire Department Pipeman George Laughlin died in the line of duty while responding to an alarm. Laughlin died after the hose wagon he was riding in was struck by a locomotive on West Forty-first and Loomis streets.

Laughlin became a member of the department May 4, 1908.


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