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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Edward Singleton
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 51 to 55
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 4/14/2020
Cause of Death Contact/Exposure
Nature of Death COVID-19
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty [Unknown]

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 0/0/2020
Incident Location [Unknown]
Incident Attribute [Not applicable]

Incident Summary

On April 14, 2020, Firefighter Edward Singleton of the Chicago Fire Department died in the line of duty from complications of COVID-19.

Funeral services for Singleton were held at the Taylor Funeral Home on April 22, and he was buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery. He was survived by his wife and two adult children.

Singleton had been a firefighter with the Chicago Fire Department since 1987 and was stationed at Midway Airport at the time of his death.


Tonya Francisco, “Funeral honors Chicago firefighter who died from coronavirus-related illness,”, April 22, 2020.

Chicago Fire Media, (@CFDMedia), “Larry Langford CFD; It is my sad duty to announce another member of the CFD has died from complications of COVID-19. Firefighter Edward Singleton age 55, passed way last night. He was assigned to Midway Airport. He leaves a wife and two adult children. He joined CFD in 1987.,” Twitter, April 15, 2020, 12:30 p.m.

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