Suburban community honors firefighter killed in Arizona

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Friends and family gathered in a northern suburb tonight to honor and remember a fallen firefighter killed in the wildfire blaze in Arizona last month.

Tony Rose grew up in Winthrop Harbor with a love of firefighting and of skateboarding.
Dozens of his friends and some family chose a skatepark to come together and remember him tonight.  Tony spent a lot of time there as a teenager with those friends.
He is one of 19 firefighters who died fighting the wildfire in Arizona on June 30th, a member of the Granite Mountain Hotshots.
Earlier today, in Prescott Arizona, there was a massive turnout for a memorial service which paid tribute to all 19 who were killed.
But in the northern suburbs tonight, it was all about Tony and his contributions to his firefighting brothers and to the people of Arizona.  Donations were taken for his baby girl, who’s due to be born in October.
Tony Rose’s body will be brought back here tomorrow night to a hero’s salute. Members of the Winthrop harbor fire department will be among those escorting his body from the airport to the funeral home for services to be held in the next few days.

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