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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name James Mehigan
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 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

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 9/3/1941
Incident Location Street/Road
Incident Attribute Traffic accidents

Incident Summary

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.

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