Harlem-Roscoe Firefighters Dedicate Memorial

Photos by HRFD Photographers Sheryl Drost & Marcia Soppe


Harlem-Roscoe Firefirefighters dedicated a brick memorial in front of their Fire Station One during a ceremony on the 10th anniversary of 9-11 on Sept. 11, 2011. The landscaping and memorial are part of the Rogers Memorial Park and was established in 2010. It is made of bricks that have names of firefighters that have passed and fulfull guidelines set forth by the Harlem-Roscoe Fire Board of Trustees. Chief Don Shoevlin proclaimed in his speech, " To honor our very own men and and women, the HRFD Board of Trustees has established this memorial site. It is for our firefighters and staff who have unselfishly dedicated and volunteered their time to the community they call home. Being a firefighters is in your blood, your soul, and your heart. Once a firefighters -- Always a firefighter in this life and the next."

Memorial Brick Guidlines: The memorial is located in front of Fire Station One, 10544 Main St. Roscoe. The memorial brick will be paid for by the Harlem-Roscoe Fire Protection District. Any donations will be accepted towards the memorial. Only one name and rank of fire personnel will be on a brick. Rank will be located under the name. Fire personnel and support staff must have served at least ten years on the Harlem-Roscoe Fire Protection District or who has died in the line of duty. Fire personnel must have left the department in good standing. Placements of bricks will be random.

Firefighters currently honored in the memorial are: Trustees Carl Rich, Trustee William Woodward, Chief Ben Alexander, Chief Jack Brown, Chief John Kelley, Chief George McDonald, Chief Howard Rogers, Asst. Chief Cliff Larson, Captain Jerry Ball, Captain Mario Rallo, Captain Gerald Schreck, Lt. Tom McMullin Sr., Lt. Robert Peters, Lt. Vern Peters, FF Barney Dack, FF Robert Denbow, FF Gary Greenfield, FF Rex Harper, FF Richard Lang, FF Fay Meiborg, FF Robert Moore, FF Walter Ryerson.



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