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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Mark Cronin
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range [Unknown]
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 9/8/1928
Cause of Death Thrown from vehicle
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 9/8/1928
Incident Location Street/Road
Incident Attribute Traffic accidents

Incident Summary

On September 8, 1928, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Mark D. Cronin of Squad 5 died in the line of duty while responding to a fire alarm. Cronin was killed when he was thrown from a fire rig at the intersection of 75th Street and Dobson Avenue.

Funeral services for Cronin were held at Our Lady of Peace Church, and he was interred at Mount Olivet Cemetery.


Obituary of Mark D. Cronin, Chicago Daily Tribune, September 9, 1928.

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