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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Albert Hrubetz
Agency Maryville Fire Department
Rank Assistant Chief
Type of Firefighter [Unknown]
Age Range 46 to 50
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 12/25/1950
Cause of Death Vehicle collision
Nature of Death Trauma
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Responding to/returning from incident

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City
Incident State IL
Incident Date 12/25/1950
Incident Location Street/Road
Incident Attribute Traffic accidents

Incident Summary

On December 25th, 1950, assistant chief Albert Hrubetz II of the Maryville Fire Department died in the line of duty.

On the evening of December 25th, 48-year-old Albert Hrubetz was killed in a traffic accident while returning to Maryville from helping to fight a commercial fire in Collinsville. His car went out of control and struck a tree. Hrubetz was a 30 year veteran of the fire department.


“100,000 Loss in Collinsville Fire,” Mt. Vernon Register-News, December 26, 1950.

“Author’s Memoir set in 1930s Maryville,” The Edwardsville Intelligencer, June 4, 2006.

Maryville Fire Station memorial dedication, May 21, 1994.

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