IFLODD: Firefighter Memorial

Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Russell Winchester
Agency Glenbrook Fire District
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 26 to 30
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/1958
Date of Death 9/29/1987
Cause of Death Fall
Nature of Death Trauma
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Training duties

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Glenview
Incident State IL
Incident Date 9/0/1987
Incident Location Training ground
Incident Attribute [Not applicable]

Incident Summary

In September 1987, Firefighter/Paramedic Russell Winchester of the Glenbrook Fire District was fatally injured in the line of duty. Winchester joined other firefighters from the Glenbrook Fire District for a training exercise at Glenview Naval Air Station, and during a break he fell and struck his head while tossing around a football. Winchester was hospitalized for several days, but succumbed to his injuries on September 29. The Glenbrook Fire District merged with the Glenview Fire Department a few years later, and the Glenview Fire Department has continued to recognize Firefighter Winchester as a local line of duty death.

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