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Bond Set for Orland Park Firefighter in Fatal Crash

An Orland Park firefighter is held on $250,000 bond after being charged with reckless homicide in a fatal crash last week.

Police say 45-year old Patrick Bruce drove his S-U-V into two other vehicles last Friday near Tinley Park.

Twenty-five-year old Anasis Knox of Downers Grove died from injuries in the crash.  Two other people were taken to the hospital.

Bruce has been on leave from the department the past eight months following an injury.

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7 Comments to “Bond Set for Orland Park Firefighter in Fatal Crash”

    Jake said:
    March 4, 2013 at 5:46 PM

    There should be no bail for this MF!

    kirby1414 said:
    March 4, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    Was a test taken for alcohol? Or don't they do that if it's 'one of their own' -police. fire fighter…Just askin'~

      Oper said:
      March 4, 2013 at 9:27 PM

      Everybody know the right answer)) just saying

    White Falcon said:
    March 4, 2013 at 8:25 PM

    Tap on the wrist for a drunkard white trash.

    George said:
    March 6, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    I personally know this man and he is not white trash!

    Eric Hoffmann said:
    March 6, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    I worked with Pat for a number of years at Fire Station 2 in Orland Park. I don't know the circumstances of the wreck, and I can only hope the law takes its intended course free from the influence of irrelevant circumstances; that he (like any other accused person) is afforded due process. What I do know about Pat is that if your car was broken down in -30 degree weather, he'd come to help you without hesitating. And if you were in a smoke-filled, zero-visibility room, with the temperature hovering at 600 degrees, Pat wouldn't turn around and leave you to burn to death. He's spent his entire adult life coming to the aid of strangers, and I can assure you the last thing he'd do is purposely inflict harm on someone.

      George said:
      March 7, 2013 at 10:24 AM

      Well said Eric, it's a shame people who have no idea about the man or the circumstances involved want to talk a lot of garbage!

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