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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name James McLaughlin
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range [Unknown]
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 4/30/1966
Cause of Death Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death Heart attack
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Firehouse duties

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 4/30/1966
Incident Location Firehouse
Incident Attribute [Not applicable]

Incident Summary

On April 30, 1966, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter James J. McLaughlin of Squad 8 suffered a fatal heart attack while on duty at department headquarters.

Funeral services for McLaughlin were held at St. Gall Church on May 3, and he was buried at St. Mary’s Cemetery. He was survived by his widow, two children, and four siblings.


“Obituary of James J. McLaughlin,” Chicago Tribune, May 1, 1966.

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