Memorial Service Honoring Two Palatine Firefighters
September 27, 2011
On Saturday, October 1, 2011, the Palatine Fire Department will be hosting a brief memorial ceremony honoring the service and sacrifice of Firefighters Wesley Comfort III and Leonard Nebel who lost their lives in the line-of-duty when their fire engine collided with a passenger train in downtown Palatine on October 1, 1946.
The memorial service will be held at the Palatine Firefighters Memorial near the intersection of N. Brockway and W. Slade Streets in downtown Palatine and is scheduled to begin at 9:00 am lasting approximately 20 minutes. Members of the Palatine Fire Department will speak, the Palatine Fire Department Honor Guard will present the flags and members of the department will present a memorial wreath.