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Record #: R2018-687   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 6/27/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 6/27/2018
Title: Tribute to late Chicago Fire Fighter/Diving Unit Juan Bucio
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm, Reboyras, Ariel, Curtis, Derrick G.
Attachments: 1. R2018-687.pdf, 2. R2018-687 (V1).pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR
June 27, 2018










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


Ladies and Gentlemen:

I transmit herewith, together with Aldermen Reboyras and Curtis, a resolution honoring the life and memory of Juan Bucio ofthe Chicago Fire Department.

Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated.


Very truly yours,

Mayor
RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, We gather here today with heavy hearts to mourn the death of a true Chicago hero; and

WHEREAS, On the evening of May 28, 2018, Juan Bucio ofthe Chicago Fire Department perished in the line of duty while attempting to rescue a boater in peril; and
WHEREAS, On that evening, a small boat carrying several people was on the South Branch of the Chicago River; and
WHEREAS, A larger boat passed by, creating a wake that rocked the smaller boat, causing one of its passengers to fall into the river. Another passenger immediately called 9-1-1; and

WHEREAS, Engine 13 ofthe Chicago Fire Department responded to the call, sending a rescue boat and several scuba divers. Upon arrival at 26th Street and South Ashland Avenue, two divers jumped into the river from a helicopter. One of those divers was Juan Bucio; and
WHEREAS, Both divers performed an exhaustive underwater search of the area where the victim had fallen overboard; and
WHEREAS, As a Fire Department boat approached the two divers to enable them to rest briefly while a fresh team continued the search, Mr. Bucio ended up underneath the bow. An * immediate search began and Mr. Bucio was located, taken to shore and rushed to Cook County Hospital. Tragically, efforts to revive him were unsuccessful; and

WHEREAS, A former lifeguard, Juan Bucio was a fifteen-year veteran of the Chicago Fire Department, and had been in the diving unit since 2007. Mr. Bucio had previously served in the Chicago Police Department from 2000 to 2003; and
WHEREAS, Chicago Fire Department diver Juan Bucio displayed a level of co...

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