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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name James Bentley
Agency Libertyville Fire Department
Rank Assistant Chief
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range [Unknown]
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 2/26/2004
Cause of Death Contact/Exposure
Nature of Death Cancer
Attribute of Death Duty disability
Type of Duty [Unknown]

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Libertyville
Incident State IL
Incident Date 0/0/0
Incident Location [Unknown]
Incident Attribute [Not applicable]

Incident Summary

M. James Bentley joined the Libertyville Fire Department on January 3, 1967, as a paid-on-call firefighter. He became a full-time, career firefighter in July 1971, and served for twenty-five years. In September 1996, he retired on duty disability as an assistant chief. On February 26, 2004, Bentley succumbed to cancer, and the Libertyville Fire Department designated his death as in the line of duty.

Funeral services for Bentley were held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on March 2, and he was buried at Ascension Cemetery.

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