|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||46 to 50|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||10/4/1902|
|Cause of Death||Fall|
|Nature of Death||Trauma|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Firehouse duties|
On October 4, 1902, Chicago Fire Department Driver Thomas Parker Fitzgerald of Engine 67 died in the line of duty. Fitzgerald died when he fell while climbing down from the Engine 67 watchtower.
Fitzgerald had been a member of the Chicago Fire Department for more than thirty years, and was a veteran of the Great Chicago Fire and the World’s Columbian Exposition Fire.
Funeral services for Fitzgerald were held at St. Columbkille’s Church on October 7, and he was buried at Mount Carmel Cemetery.
“Veteran of Great Fire Falls to Death,” Chicago Daily Tribune, October 6, 1902.