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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Thomas Harry
Agency Springfield Fire Department
Rank Captain
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 56 to 60
Sex Male
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

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Springfield
Incident State IL
Incident Date 10/30/1981 20:15
Incident Location Residential
Incident Attribute [Not applicable]

Incident Summary

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.

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