|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||41 to 45|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||6/26/1961|
|Cause of Death||Stress/Overexertion , Contact/Exposure|
|Nature of Death||Heart attack|
|Attribute of Death||Smoke inhalation|
|Type of Duty||Firefighting operations|
On June 26, 1961, Chicago Fire Department Lieutenant Edward A. Shanley of Battalion 29 died in the line of duty during an attic fire on Stewart Avenue. While battling the blaze, Shanley collapsed due to smoke inhalation. He was transported to St. George’s Hospital, where he suffered a heart attack a few hours later.
“Smoke Fells Fireman; Dies Hours Later,” Chicago Daily Tribune, June 27, 1961.