Chicago Firefighter Dies in Line of Duty

A diver with the Chicago Fire Department died and two others were injured while searching for a man who fell overboard Monday evening. Juan Bucio, a 46 year-old man who joined the department in 2003 and became a member of the dive team in 2007 became separated from the rest of his team during a rescue operation. He was found by backup divers and taken to Stroger Hospital and pronounced dead at 10:02pm. “The entire Chicago Fire Department’s prayers go out to the family of Firefighter Juan Bucio who tragically passed away answering a call of a person in the water near 2600 S. Ashland,” CFD tweeted. In a statement, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said “our hearts are heavy.” “When the call came for help, Juan Bucio was that special type of person who answered,” said Emanuel. “He will be missed, but his service and his selflessness will be remembered.” (Sun-Times)


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