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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name John Hurter
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range [Unknown]
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 4/1/1986
Cause of Death Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death Heart attack
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Firehouse duties

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 4/1/1986
Incident Location Firehouse
Incident Attribute [Not applicable]

Incident Summary

On April 1, 1986, John Hurter, a twenty-year veteran of the Chicago Fire Department, suffered a heart attack while on duty at the department’s 4th District headquarters on Chicago Avenue. Hurter died at West Suburban Hospital, and his funeral was held at St. Monica Catholic Church on Montclare Avenue.


Obituary of John Hurter, Chicago Tribune, April 3, 1986.

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