Memorial Service Honoring Two (2) Palatine Firefighters
September 27, 2012
On Monday, October 1, 2012, the Palatine Fire Department will be hosting a brief memorial ceremony honoring the service and sacrifice of Firefighters Wesley Comfort Jr. 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 this date in 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 9:00AM lasting approximately 20 minutes. Members of the Palatine Fire Department will speak and the Palatine Honor Guard will present flags and lay a memorial wreath.