RIVER GROVE, Ill. (CBS) — The Chicago area has lost another first responder.
River Grove firefighter Robert “David” Reisinger had recently recovered from COVID-19, but he then had a fatal stroke.READ MORE: COVID Test Confusion After Suburban Family Believes They Got False Result from University Of Illinois SHIELD Program
The River Grove Fire Department said Reisinger had been a dedicated village employee since 2002, and was also a retired EMS coordinator for Stroger Hospital of Cook County.READ MORE: Chicago God Star Families Memorial Lights Tree For Those Who Fallen Military And Their Families
“His job of protecting the public, not only through firefighting but the constant threat of the COVID-19 has taken its ultimate toll,” the River Grove Fire Department said on Facebook. “Our fire house is like family and this is a tragedy that has affected our entire village. We extend our heartfelt sorrow to his family and loved ones.”MORE NEWS: Jussie Smollett Trial: Defense Attorney Calls For Mistrial And Accuses Judge Of Lunging At Her; Judge Denies Claims And Motion
Black and purple bunting were draped outside Reisinger’s firehouse in River Grove Wednesday night.