|Agency||Springfield Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||56 to 60|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||10/30/1981|
|Cause of Death||Stress/Overexertion|
|Nature of Death||Heart attack|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Post-incident|
On October 30, 1981, Captain Thomas Harry of the Springfield Fire Department suffered a fatal heart attack in the line of duty.
Harry worked a 24-hour shift that ended on the morning of October 30 and that included two working fires. After returning home, Harry went to bed, where he suffered a heart attack. Harry’s wife found him unconscious and an ambulance was called, but efforts to revive Harry were unsuccessful.
“Senior City Firefighter Dies at 59,” State Journal Register, November 1, 1981.