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Chicago FD LODD Firefighter Daniel Capuano, 12-14-15 (more)

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Julie Capuano remembered visiting her late husband Daniel, more than a decade ago when he was a training at the Robert J. Quinn Fire Academy. Capuano pulled his then pregnant wife aside to show her the Wall of Fallen Heroes. Inside the display case at 558 W. DeKoven St. are hundreds of badges of fallen firemen.

Daniel Capuano’s badge was added to that wall Wednesday afternoon (6/22/16) in a ceremony honoring the fallen firefighter from Mount Greenwood. Capuano, 42, died Dec. 14 while working a warehouse fire at 92nd Street and Baltimore Avenue. He fell two stories down an unmarked elevator shaft.

“I never thought we’d be here,” Julie Capuano said. “It’s heartbreaking to see his name.”

He left behind Julie, and their three children — Amanda, Andrew and Nicholas. Later that afternoon Amanda and Nicholas placed a brick engraved with their father’s name at the Chicago Fire Department Fallen Firefighter/Paramedic Memorial Park along the lakefront at 2300 S. Ft. Dearborn Dr.

Seeing the names on the wall, Julie Capuano remembered her husband attending the funerals of some of men whose badges are now placed beside his own. She found several prayer cards belonging to these fallen co-workers recently when going through his things.

“It’s a great honor for him to be on that wall with all those other guys,” she said.

thanks Dan

All of the posts about the LODD of Chicago FD Firefighter Daniel Capuano can be viewed HERE

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CFD honors Captain Herbie Johnson (3/21/15)

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More than two years after Chicago FD Captain Herbert “Herbie” Johnson was killed fighting a house fire, his family, friends, the fire commissioner, and the mayor gathered to honor his service and sacrifice by dedicating his badge. Captain Johnson died in November 2012.

The badge of the 30-year-plus CFD veteran was added to the Wall of Fallen Heroes Saturday afternoon. His joins 566 badges of other Chicago firefighters and paramedics killed in the line of duty.

“I was off. He was in my spot for that day. When I heard the news, I had the worst thought,” said firefighter Dan McAuliffe.

The dedication ended at Firefighters Memorial Park, where a brick was installed with Johnson’s name on it to symbolize his dedication, enthusiasm and passion, not only for the job and his family, but also for the city of Chicago.

thanks Dan


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