|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||41 to 45|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||8/2/1962|
|Cause of Death||Stress/Overexertion|
|Nature of Death||Heart attack|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Post-incident|
On August 2, 1962, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter John E. Hoffman of Engine 39 suffered a fatal heart attack after returning from a false alarm. Hoffman served as the battalion chief’s driver, and had worked for the department for sixteen years.
Obituary of John E. Hoffman, Chicago Daily Tribune, August 3, 1962.