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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Joseph Mixon
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range [Unknown]
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 7/31/1928
Cause of Death Vehicle collision
Nature of Death Trauma
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Emergency vehicle operations , Responding to/returning from incident

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 7/31/1928
Incident Location Street/Road
Incident Attribute Traffic accidents

Incident Summary

On July 31, 1928, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Joseph Mixon of Engine 15 died in the line of duty while responding to a fire at the Western Shade Cloth Plant located at the intersection of West 21st and Jefferson Streets. Mixon was driving Battalion Chief Thomas Geary to the scene of the fire when his car collided with a fire truck at the intersection of West 21st Street and Canalport Avenue. Mixon was fatally injured in the vehicle collision.


“Child, Fireman Killed in Day’s Auto Accidents,” Chicago Daily Tribune, August 1, 1928.

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