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Record #: R2016-461   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 6/22/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 6/22/2016
Title: Tribute to late Firefighter Daniel V. Capuano
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm, O'Shea, Matthew J.
Attachments: 1. R2016-461.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR
June 22, 2016










TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

Together with Alderman O'Shea, I transmit herewith a resolution honoring the life and memory of Firefighter Dan Capuano.

Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated.

Mayor


Very truly yours,
adopud by r/|'ie Qity Gouncil ofthe Qity of Ghicago, Illinois
ALDERMAN MATTHEW O'SHEA reseritecl by MAYOR RAHM EMANUEL
"tyQllBTGOlS , The tragic loss, on December 14, 2015 of Chicago Firefighter Daniel V. Capuano while battling a fire in a commercial building on South Baltimore Avenue is a sobering reminder to all Chicagoans of the grave danger that Chicago firefighters willingly confront on our behalf every day, and of the debt of gratitude that is owed to them by the citizens of this great City; and

WHEREAS, A dear friend and role model to his colleagues, Firefighter Capuano, age 43, was a fourteen-year veteran of the Chicago Fire Department; and

WHEREAS, Upon arriving at the scene of the fire, Firefighter Capuano immediately began a thorough search of the premises, looking for victims and seeking to determine the origin of the fire; and

WHEREAS, During that search, Firefighter Capuano was seriously injured. He eventually succumbed to his injuries, despite the valiant efforts of the firefighters and paramedics who immediately came to his aid; and

WHEREAS, Firefighter Daniel Capuano began his career with the Chicago Fire Department in April of 2001, working as a paramedic on some of the busiest ambulances in the City. In October of 2004, he became a firefighter and served once again with one of the busiest fire companies on the South Side; and

WHEREAS, Widely admired for his dedication, professionalism and valor, Firefighter Capuano was an exemplary public servant and human being, who will be sorely missed by his many friends in the Chicago Fire Department, but most especially by the f...

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