Brothers and Sisters,
It is with great sadness that I inform you of the Line of Duty Death of Lieutenant/EMT Kevin P. Ward of Chicago, Local 2. Brother Ward passed away on Monday, August 28th, from injuries sustained while battling a house fire on August 11th. Brother Ward was 58 years old.
By orders of AFFI President Chuck Sullivan, the AFFI Honor Guard is activated.
Brother Ward’s services are as follows:
Visitation: Wednesday, September 13th, 2023, from 0900-1100hrs, at Fourth Presbyterian Church- 126 E. Chestnut St., Chicago, IL 60611. There will be a firefighter walk-through at 1030hrs. Honor Guard members should arrive no later than 1000hrs.
Service: Wednesday, September 13th, 2023, at 1100hrs, at Fourth Presbyterian Church- 126 E. Chestnut St., Chicago, IL 60611
Please plan on attending, and please bring Local flags and tools for the services. I know, as always, you will all do Whatever It Takes to Honor, Cherish, Remember, and Salute Brother Ward, his family, and his Local.
Jay Coburn, Commander
AFFI Honor Guard