|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||36 to 40|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||9/3/1941|
|Cause of Death||Thrown from vehicle|
|Nature of Death||Trauma|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Responding to/returning from incident|
On September 3, 1941, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter James Mehigan of Truck 15 died in the line of duty while responding to a fire alarm. Mehigan was thrown from the fire apparatus at the intersection of 47th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue, one block away from the firehouse.
“Fireman Fatally Injured When He Falls Off Truck,” Chicago Daily Tribune, September 4, 1941.