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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Joseph Schott
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 36 to 40
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 6/30/1929
Cause of Death Struck by vehicle
Nature of Death Trauma
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty [Unknown]

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 6/26/1929
Incident Location Street/Road
Incident Attribute Traffic accidents

Incident Summary

On June 26, 1929, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Joseph Schott of Squad 5 was fatally injured in the line of duty. Schott was injured when he was caught between two fire trucks that collided at the intersection of 58th Street and St. Lawrence Avenue. He died from his injuries at St. Bernard’s Hospital on June 30.

Funeral services for Schott were held at St. Rita’s Church on July 3, and he was buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.


“Two Are Killed, Six Injured in Auto Smashup,” Chicago Daily Tribune, July 1, 1929.

Obituary of Joseph A. Schott, Chicago Daily Tribune, July 2, 1929.

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