|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||21 to 25|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||6/7/1866|
|Cause of Death||Vehicle collision|
|Nature of Death||Trauma|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Emergency vehicle operations , Responding to/returning from incident|
On June 7, 1866, Chicago Fire Department Driver Daniel Heartt of Engine 8 died in the line of duty while responding to the Metropolitan Hall fire. Heartt was driving the steam fire engine “Economy” when it was struck by a Chicago, Burlington, & Quincy Railroad train at the railroad crossing located on State Street between 15th and 16th Streets. Heartt and the horses pulling the engine were killed in the collision, and six firefighters riding in the wagon were injured.
Funeral services for Heartt were held on June 9.
“The Railroad Collision on State Street,” Chicago Tribune, June 8, 1866.
“Funeral of Daniel Heartt,” Chicago Tribune, June 11, 1866.