Firefighter Anthony M. Gallo, Jr.

December 16, 1977

Written by 100Clubillinois

On December 16, 1977, Firefighter Anthony M. Gallo of the Schaumburg Fire Department died in the line of duty while responding to a false alarm. Gallo was fatally injured while riding the tailboard of a fire truck that overturned near the intersection of Higgins and Meacham Roads. The fire truck had swerved down an embankment to avoid a collision after the civilian vehicle in front of it skidded on ice.

He was survived by his wife and three children.

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