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.

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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.

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“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.”

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Black and purple bunting were draped outside Reisinger’s firehouse in River Grove Wednesday night.