CHICAGO (CBS) — Family, friends, and colleagues are remembering Chicago Fire Department paramedic Robert Truvillian, who died of COVID-19 last year.

A 20-year Chicago Fire Department veteran, Truevillian worked out of Ambulance 71 in the South Deering neighborhood. He had been battling COVID-19 for about a month before he died last December.

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Tuesday morning, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and fellow firefighters were on hand as Truevillian’s paramedic badge was added to the memorial wall at the Quinn Fire Academy.

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His wife and four children received hugs and praise for a job well done, and a life taken away too soon.

Truevillian was 55 years old. He was the third active member of the Chicago Fire Department to die of COVID-19.

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CBS 2 Chicago Staff