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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Thomas Burke
Agency Chicago Fire Insurance Patrol
Rank Captain
Type of Firefighter Fire Patrol
Age Range 46 to 50
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 12/11/1919
Cause of Death [Unknown]
Nature of Death [Unknown]
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 12/11/1919
Incident Location [Unknown]
Incident Attribute [Not applicable]

Incident Summary

On December 11, 1919, Captain Thomas Burke of the Chicago Fire Insurance Patrol died in the line of duty while responding to a fire alarm on North Michigan Avenue. Burke was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital, but efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.


“Capt. Burke, Fire Patrol, Dies Responding to Call” Chicago Daily Tribune, December 12, 1919.

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