Hundreds Of Firefighters Show Support For Fallen Comrade
People are quick to jump on first responders. Mostly police because of the force they must use at times (or shouldn't have used), but that's because we hold them to a high standard.
That standard was met last week when Chicago Fire Department diver Juan Bucio was killed in the line of duty. Bucio was looking for a man who fell off a boat into the Chicago River.
According to WREX, "The Chicago Fire Department says its "prayers go out to the family of Firefighter Juan Bucio." It says on Twitter the firefighter "tragically passed away answering a call of a person in the water."
Bucio was in the water with a dive partner until his partner lost contact with him. Bucio was pulled from the water and pronounced dead at the hospital.
The man Bucio was searching for couldn't be found. Then, "The body was spotted in the river west of Damen Avenue about 1:15 p.m. Friday, and the group called 911, a law enforcement source confirmed. The police marine unit was dispatched to bring the body out of the water, a police spokesman said," according to the Chicago Tribune.
Our thoughts and prayers go to the families and friends of both who were lost. We would also like to thank Bucio's family for their sacrifice.