CFD paramedic dies of COVID-19 complications after 20-year career

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CHICAGO – The Chicago Fire Department is mourning the loss of their most recent active duty member to die of COVID-19 complications

On Twitter Thursday, the department announced the death of paramedic PIC Robert Truevillian. He joined CFD as a paramedic in December of 2000.

Robert Truevillian, courtesy GoFundMe

Truevillian was assigned to Ambulance 71 at 10458 Hoxie Avenue in Trumbull Park.

His friends at the station said he got sick with COVID19 about a month ago. While they hoped he would pull through, they were deeply saddened to hear about his passing.

“Rob was a paramedic here, he served the public with honor, saved many lives, just a great guy, the city lost a great one,” Deputy District Chief Michael Spencer said.

The department has now lost three active duty members to the virus.

If you’d like to donate to his family’s GoFundMe, click here.

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