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.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Low 20s Monday Night; Arctic Cold Front Coming Wednesday Morning
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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Robert Truevillian will never be forgotten. Rest in peace and thank you for your service. pic.twitter.com/kMNaH60Oia
— Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) May 18, 2021