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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Daniel Rebbe
Agency Springfield Fire Department
Rank Captain
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 46 to 50
Sex Male
Date of Birth 6/11/1956
Date of Death 7/25/2005
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 Springfield
Incident State IL
Incident Date 0/0/0
Incident Location [Unknown]
Incident Attribute [Not applicable]

Incident Summary

On July 25, 2005, Captain Daniel Kenneth Rebbe of the Springfield Fire Department died in the line of duty following a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer.

Funeral services for Rebbe were held at Christ the King Church on July 27, and he was interred at Calvary Cemetery. He was survived by his widow and two children.

A member of the Springfield Fire Department for twenty-five years, Rebbe was remembered as an outspoken and enthusiastic firefighter, who could ride the fire station exercise bike all day.


“Flags lowered to half-staff in tribute to fire captain,” State Journal-Register, July 26, 2005.

Obituary of Daniel K. Rebbe, State Journal-Register, July 26, 2005.

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