|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||6/22/1924|
|Cause of Death||Contact/Exposure|
|Nature of Death||Trauma , Burns , Electrocution|
|Attribute of Death||Lightning injuries|
|Type of Duty||Responding to/returning from incident|
On June 22, 1924, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Timothy Murphy, the acting captain for Engine 73, died in the line of duty while responding to a fire alarm on Escanaba Avenue. Murphy was struck by lightning and electrocuted as he and several other firefighters passed through an alley between two buildings.
“Storm Lashes City; 3 Killed,” Chicago Daily Tribune, June 23, 1924.
“Storm Sweeps City; Three Persons Killed,” Chicago Daily Tribune, June 23, 1924.