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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name John Sandberg
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Lieutenant
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 31 to 35
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 7/4/1923
Cause of Death Thrown from vehicle
Nature of Death Trauma
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Responding to/returning from incident

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 7/3/1923
Incident Location Firehouse
Incident Attribute Firehouse accidents

Incident Summary

On July 3, 1923, Chicago Fire Department Lieutenant John Sandberg of Engine 32 was fatally injured in the line of duty. A twelve-year veteran of the department, Sandberg was trying to jump onto Engine 32 as it was moving, but he slipped and fell under one of the apparatus wheels. Sandberg died the following day at Burnside Hospital.


“Fire Lieutenant Sandberg Dies of Injuries from Fall,” Chicago Daily Tribune, July 5, 1923.

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