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Officer Samuel F. Irish | Indianapolis Police Department, Indiana Indianapolis Police Department, Indiana

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Samuel F. Irish

Indianapolis Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch: Monday, June 7, 1909

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 60

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heat exhaustion

Incident Date: 7/6/1905

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Officer Samuel Irish died as the result of heat stroke, which he suffered four years earlier while walking his beat.

Officers were were required to wear a wool tunic as part of their summer uniform. He was walking his beat near the Atlas Engine Works, near the intersection of modern-day Dr. Andrew J. Brown Avenue and E 19th Street, on one of the hottest days of the year when he was overcome by heat. He was taken home but was never able to return to full duty.

His health continued to deteriorate until he passed away on June 7th, 1909.

Officer Irish was survived by his wife and four children.

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