|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||36 to 40|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||6/20/1880|
|Cause of Death||Thrown from vehicle|
|Nature of Death||Trauma|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Emergency vehicle operations , Responding to/returning from incident|
On June 20, 1880, Chicago Fire Department Captain Edward Smith of Engine 5 was fatally injured in the line of duty while responding to a fire. Smith was injured when the hose cart he was driving overturned while turning from Jefferson Street onto Monroe Street. Smith died from his injuries later that day, and three other firefighters were also injured in the accident.
Funeral services for Smith were held at St. Patrick’s Church on June 22, and he was survived by his widow and five children.
“A Fireman Killed,” Chicago Daily Tribune, June 21, 1880.