|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||31 to 35|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||1/5/1881|
|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 January 5, 1881, Chicago Fire Department Driver John A. Hanlan of Engine 25 died in the line of duty while responding to a fire. Hanlan was driving a hose cart on West Twelfth Avenue when he toppled forward out of the cart and was crushed under the right wheel. The captain riding next to Hanlan reported that the driver may have lost consciousness before his fall.
Funeral services for Hanlan, a Civil War veteran, were held on January 7, and he was survived by his widow and two children.
“The Coroner’s Labors,” Chicago Daily Tribune, January 6, 1883.