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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Casper Snite
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Driver
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 56 to 60
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 5/12/1912
Cause of Death Thrown from vehicle
Nature of Death Trauma
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Emergency vehicle operations , Responding to/returning from incident

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 5/12/1912
Incident Location Street/Road
Incident Attribute Traffic accidents

Incident Summary

On May 12, 1912, Chicago Fire Department Driver Casper Snite of Engine 113 died in the line of duty after he was thrown from a hose cart when it struck a rut in the road at the intersection of Harrison Street and 45th Avenue. He was transported to Robert Burns Hospital, where he died from his injuries.


Obituary of Casper Snite, Chicago Daily Tribune, May 13, 1912.

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