|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||26 to 30|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||6/26/1905|
|Cause of Death||Thrown from vehicle|
|Nature of Death||Trauma|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Responding to/returning from incident|
On June 26, 1905, Chicago Fire Department Truckman William A. Droegemueller of Truck 7 died in the line of duty while responding to a residential fire on Monroe Street. Droegemueller was thrown from Truck 7 when it overturned after colliding with an electric streetcar at the intersection of Wood and Lake Streets. Droegemueller, who was at the truck’s tiller, died instantly from a fractured skull, and two other firefighters suffered serious injuries.
“Killed in a Collision; Fireman Knocked from Truck by Electric Car,” Chicago Daily Tribune, June 27, 1905.
“Brave Firemen are Honored,” Chicago Daily Tribune, July 7, 1905.