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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name John Jackson
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Lieutenant
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 46 to 50
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 1/6/1928
Cause of Death Vehicle collision
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 1/6/1928
Incident Location Street/Road
Incident Attribute Traffic accidents , False alarms

Incident Summary

On January 6, 1928, Chicago Fire Department Lieutenant John R. Jackson of Engine 19 died in the line of duty while responding to a false alarm on Indiana Avenue. Jackson was killed in a vehicle collision at the intersection of 35th Street and Indiana Avenue when Engine 19 skidded in the snow and collided with Truck 11.


“Fire Truck and Engine Crash; Lieutenant Dies,” Chicago Daily Tribune, January 6, 1928.

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