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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Martin Walsh
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Lieutenant
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 51 to 55
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 5/7/1955
Cause of Death Fall
Nature of Death Trauma
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty [Unknown]

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 3/17/1955
Incident Location Residential
Incident Attribute Fires

Incident Summary

On May 7, 1955, Chicago Fire Department Lieutenant Martin Walsh of Engine 46 died from injuries he suffered in the line of duty six weeks earlier. Walsh had been seriously injured when he fell during an incident at the intersection of 93rd Street and Baltimore Avenue on March 17. Walsh died at St. George’s Hospital due to a blood clot, and his funeral mass was held on May 10 at St. Dorothy’s Church.


Obituary of Lt. Martin J. Walsh, Chicago Daily Tribune, May 8, 1955.

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