|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||51 to 55|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||5/19/1961|
|Cause of Death||Stress/Overexertion|
|Nature of Death||Heart attack|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Firefighting operations|
On May 19, 1961, Chicago Fire Department Chief Patrick Lyons of Battalion 3 suffered a fatal heart attack during a residential fire on Sedgwick Street. Lyons collapsed while directing firefighting operations. He was rushed to Grant Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
“Chief Suffers Heart Attack; Dies At Fire,” Chicago Daily Tribune, May 20, 1961.