|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||46 to 50|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||9/3/1894|
|Cause of Death||Caught/Trapped|
|Nature of Death||Asphyxiation|
|Attribute of Death||Drowning|
|Type of Duty||Firefighting operations|
On September 3, 1894, Chicago Fire Department Driver James Maloney of Engine 28 died in the line of duty while fighting a fire at a lumber yard on Throop Street. Maloney drowned when he fell into Samson’s Slip. Firefighters on the fireboat Geyser heard Maloney fall and immediately began search and rescue operations, but he drowned before he could be pulled from the water.
“Drowned while Fighting a Fire,” Chicago Daily Tribune, September 4, 1894.